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vulgarity

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noun vul·gar·i·ty \ˌvəl-ˈga-rə-tē\

Simple Definition of vulgarity

  • : the quality or state of not having good taste, manners, politeness, etc.

  • : something (such as a word) that is offensive or rude

Full Definition of vulgarity

plural vul·gar·i·ties

  1. 1 :  something vulgar

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being vulgar

Examples of vulgarity

  1. a comedian known for her vulgarity

  2. I was shocked by the vulgarity of his language.

  3. He uttered a vulgarity and was silent.

  4. We have a policy against printing vulgarities in our magazine.



1579

First Known Use of vulgarity

1579

Rhymes with vulgarity


VULGARITY Defined for Kids

vulgarity

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noun vul·gar·i·ty \ˌvəl-ˈger-ə-tē\

Definition of vulgarity

plural vul·gar·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of having or showing poor taste or manners

  2. 2 :  rude or offensive language or behavior





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