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  • adj. vernacular
  • adj. scoffing; scurrilous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Vernacular.
  • adj. Scoffing; scurrilous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Vernacular.
  • Of or belonging to slaves or the rabble; hence, scurrilous; insolent; scoffing.


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Latin vernaculus. See vernacular.


  • Jonson is also to be reckoned; and we shall see farther on that the latter abuses these offensive hucksters as 'vernaculous orators,' because they make Montaigne the target of their sneers.

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • Again, the expression: '_of every vernaculous orator_,' points to the circumstance of the mockery being directed against a foreigner; and the same may be said of Jonson's question, addressed to supercilious politicians, as to what nation, society, or general order of State he had provoked?

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • a name so full of authority, antiquity, and all great mark, is, through their insolence, become the lowest scorn of the age; and those men subject to the petulancy of every vernaculous orator, that were wont to be the care of kings and happiest monarchs_. '

    Shakspere and Montaigne


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