HyperDic: vulgar

English > 4 senses of the word vulgar:
ADJECTIVEallvulgar, coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouthlacking refinement or cultivation or taste
allvulgar, common, plebeian, unwashedof or associated with the great masses of people
allvulgar, common, vernacularbeing or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
allvulgar, crude, earthy, grossconspicuously and tastelessly indecent
vulgar > pronunciation
Soundsvah'lger
Rhymesagar ... younger: 63 rhymes with ger...
English > vulgar: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking refinement or cultivation or taste.
Examples
  • "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"
  • "the vulgar display of the newly rich"
Synonymscoarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth
Broaderunrefined(used of persons and their behavior) not refined
Spanishbasto, bruto, ordinario, rudo, soez, tosco, vulgar
Catalanbast, ordinari, poc educat, rude, tosc, vulgar
Nounsvulgaritythe quality of lacking taste and refinement
Verbsvulgarizeact in a vulgar manner
vulgarizedebase and make vulgar
English > vulgar: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or associated with the great masses of people.
Example "a vulgar and objectionable person"
Synonymscommon, plebeian, unwashed
BroaderlowbornOf humble birth or origins
Spanishcomún, ordinario, plebeyo, vulgar
Catalancomú, ordinari, plebeu, vulgar
Verbsvulgarizecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
English > vulgar: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningBeing or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language.
Examples
  • "the vulgar tongue of the masses"
  • "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
Synonymscommon, vernacular
BroaderinformalUsed of spoken and written language
Spanishcomún, ordinario, vernacular, vernáculo, vulgar
Catalancomú, ordinari, vernacle, vernacular, vulgar
English > vulgar: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningconspicuously and tastelessly indecent.
Examples
  • "a vulgar gesture"
  • "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
Synonymscrude, earthy, gross
BroaderindecentOffensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
Spanishbasto, ordinario, vulgar
Catalanbaix, ordinari, vulgar
Nounsvulgaritythe quality of lacking taste and refinement
Adverbsvulgarlyin a smutty manner

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