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
Salma Hayek, who as Darius’s imprisoned wife, Sonia, shows a flair for eloquent vulgarity, is consistently funny.
The long time Republican strategist lashed out with vulgarities at anchors Don Lemon and Jake Tapper, among others.
Alas, as long as Trump inhabits the White House, Eminem-style vulgarity is presidential.
But the opposite of PC is not boorishness and vulgarity.
As my National Review colleague Kyle Smith noted, The New York Times has a long history of insisting that vulgarities do not meet the definition of news fit to print.
Exit Strategy A combination of self-assurance and utter ignorance is a defining trait of this White House, along with cocky vulgarity and casual cruelty.
There is vulgarity in politicizing tragedies for the sake of gaining power, and crassness in pointing fingers and placing blame instead of mourning a tragedy.
The way these two get in cahoots with each other is both cartoonish and often hilarious: Scott, who captures Carlton’s principled but nebbish-y vibe to perfection, makes an excellent foil for Ginn’s raw, comical, f-bomb-dropping vulgarity.
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First Known Use of vulgarity
Synonymscoarseness, commonness, crassness, crudeness, crudity, grossness, indelicacy, indelicateness, lowness, raffishness, rawness, roughness, rudeness, tastelessness
Antonymscultivation, genteelness, gentility, polish, refinement, tastefulness
Related Wordsboorishness, brutishness, churlishness, clownishness, loutishness, rowdiness, rusticity, uncouthness; artlessness, gracelessness, inelegance, unsophistication; insensitiveness, insensitivity, thoughtlessness; kitsch, tackiness
Near Antonymscourtliness, urbanity; elegance, grace, graciousness; consideration, sensitivity, thoughtfulness
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