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vulgar

[ vuhl-ger ]SEE DEFINITION OF vulgar
  • adj.rude, offensive
  • adj.common, general

Synonyms for vulgar

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Antonyms for vulgar

  • chaste
  • clean
  • decent
  • gentle
  • moral
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • polite
  • pure
  • refined
  • sophisticated
  • tasteful
  • aesthetic
  • artistic
  • fashionable
  • inoffensive
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VULGAR

To play upon the silver-voiced flute is Theban-like and vulgar.

She was quite unable to repress a vulgar interest in the menials that served her.

You wouldn't believe the vulgar things Harry would say out of pure fun!

He was vulgar with a vulgarity that went miles deeper than that of the major.

She says they're vulgar for an innocent country girl like her cousin, Agnes Lynch.

I need not tell you that to me reformations in morals are as meaningless and vulgar as Reformations in theology.

Nor let any one apprehend that this subject can ever become trite and vulgar.

In vulgar language, it was in the evening when Joseph attended his lady's orders.

There were vulgar reasons, too, that made me hunger for a victim.

Dorcas is a neat creature, both in person and dress; her continuance not vulgar.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "common, ordinary," from Latin vulgaris "of or pertaining to the common people, common, vulgar," from vulgus "the common people, multitude, crowd, throng," from PIE root *wel- "to crowd, throng" (cf. Sanskrit vargah "division, group," Greek eilein "to press, throng," Middle Breton gwal'ch "abundance," Welsh gwala "sufficiency, enough"). Meaning "coarse, low, ill-bred" is first recorded 1640s, probably from earlier use (with reference to people) with meaning "belonging to the ordinary class" (1530).

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