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vulgarity

noun vul·gar·i·ty \ˌvəl-ˈga-rə-tē\

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

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

plural vul·gar·i·ties

Full Definition of VULGARITY

1
:  something vulgar
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.

First Known Use of VULGARITY

1579

Rhymes with VULGARITY

VULGARITY Defined for Kids

vulgarity

noun vul·gar·i·ty \ˌvəl-ˈger-ə-tē\
plural vul·gar·i·ties

Definition of VULGARITY for Kids

1
:  the quality or state of having or showing poor taste or manners
2
:  rude or offensive language or behavior

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