Definition of vulgarity
1 : something vulgar
2 : the quality or state of being vulgar
Examples of vulgarity in a Sentence
a comedian known for her vulgarity
I was shocked by the vulgarity of his language.
He uttered a vulgarity and was silent.
We have a policy against printing vulgarities in our magazine.
Recent Examples of vulgarity from the Web
Oh, the vulgarity, the venality, the small-minded nastiness of those loathsome souls now crowding the stage at the Duke on 42nd Street.
Mrs. Long responded by bringing up the vulgarity of radio host Howard Stern, rapper Jay Z, who supports Mrs. Clinton, and Mr. Schumer’s second cousin once removed, comedian Amy Schumer.
It’s meant to underscore the mix of vulgarity, elegance and wildly customs of the French, but that was pretty well established earlier with Claire’s frivolous friend Louise de Rohan (Claire Sermonne).
Well: vulgarity, addiction to hot air, brain poisoning in consequence of exposure to advertising.
Bond’s gorge rose at the vulgarity of it, the confident obviousness.
Shadows doesn’t use vulgarity as a substitute for comedy; the lines are surprisingly well-written (especially for an English translation of a Japanese game).
More than any of Deadwood's other denizens, Swearengen epitomizes the show's singular hybrid of vulgarity and eloquence.
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First Known Use of vulgarity
VULGARITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vulgarity for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of not having good taste, manners, politeness, etc.
: something (such as a word) that is offensive or rude
VULGARITY Defined for Kids
Definition of vulgarity for Students
1 : the quality or state of having or showing poor taste or manners
2 : rude or offensive language or behavior
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