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Definition 1: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vulgar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • coarse language
  • a crude joke
  • crude behavior
  • an earthy sense of humor
  • a revoltingly gross expletive
  • a vulgar gesture
  • full of language so vulgar it should have been edited

Synonyms for vulgar in the sense of this definition

(vulgar is similar to ...) offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

"an earthy but not indecent story" "an indecent gesture"

Definition 2: of or associated with the great masses of people - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vulgar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the common people in those days suffered greatly
  • behavior that branded him as common
  • his square plebeian nose
  • a vulgar and objectionable person
  • the unwashed masses

Synonyms for vulgar in the sense of this definition

(vulgar is similar to ...) of humble birth or origins

"a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor"

Definition 3: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vulgar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
  • behavior that branded him as common
  • an untutored and uncouth human being
  • an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
  • appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
  • the vulgar display of the newly rich

Synonyms for vulgar in the sense of this definition

(vulgar is similar to ...) (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth

"how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"

Definition 4: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vulgar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • common parlance
  • a vernacular term
  • vernacular speakers
  • the vulgar tongue of the masses
  • the technical and vulgar names for an animal species

Synonyms for vulgar in the sense of this definition

(vulgar is similar to ...) used of spoken and written language

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