American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being vulgar.
- n. Something, such as an act or expression, that offends good taste or propriety.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being vulgar; mean condition in life; meanness; commonness.
- n. Coarseness, grossness, or clownishness of manners or language; absence of refinement; also, that which is vulgar; a vulgar act or expression: as, vulgarity of behavior; vulgarity of expression or language.
- n. 3. The commonalty; the mob; the vulgar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being vulgar; mean condition of life; the state of the lower classes of society.
- n. Grossness or clownishness of manners of language; absence of refinement; coarseness.
- n. the quality of lacking taste and refinement
“But what you call his vulgarity, my dears, is just everyday life; and everyday life is always disgusting to the funny little Bayswaterats, who are compact of timidity and pudibonderie.”
“He was more than usually polite to the major: he was in the army, the goal of his aspiration! but he laughed at what he called his vulgarity in private, and delighted to annoy Hester with remarks upon her "ancient adorer.”
“However, she also detested what she called vulgarity, and had never in her life, even when handling it, uttered the word shit.”
“Started but did not finish: 4 (4.2%) … all distinterested lovers of books, will always look to [literature], as to all other fine art, for a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from a certain vulgarity in the actual world.”
“The mitigated vulgarity is just icing on the cake.”
“The dialogue is as awash in vulgarity as, well, a middle school playground.”
“The vulgarity is crass, if appropriately realistic, but it's actually deceptively complex, as a little game.”
“Excess vulgarity is the untalented's substitute for thought.”
“Your childish name calling reminds us all that vulgarity is a weak man's imitation of strength.”
“That would be the same BBC slated by Anna Ford a newsreader who left the BBC over its atmosphere of fear, who said : "I must sound very old fashioned when I use the word vulgarity, but we are constantly seeing people on screen who are of low intelligence and low educational and whose views on everything seem to be made important.”
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