Definition of "vulgar" [vul•gar]

  • (adjective) Crudely indecent.
  • (adjective) Deficient in taste, delicacy, or refinement.
  • (adjective) Marked by a lack of good breeding; boorish. See Synonyms at common.
  • (adjective) Offensively excessive in self-display or expenditure; ostentatious: the huge vulgar houses and cars of the newly rich.
  • (adjective) Spoken by or expressed in language spoken by the common people; vernacular: the technical and vulgar names for an animal species.

Use "vulgar" in a sentence

  • "And it was he that might rightly say, _Veni, vidi, vici_; which to _anatomise_ in the vulgar, (_O base and obscure vulgar_!) _Videlicet_, he came, saw, and overcame ..."
  • "And do not suppose, senor, that I apply the term vulgar here merely to plebeians and the lower orders; for everyone who is ignorant, be he lord or prince, may and should be included among the vulgar."
  • "Clear Channel Communications is suspending Howard Stern for what it calls vulgar, offensive and insulting content."

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