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.
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Recent Examples of vulgarity from the Web
The Netflix show stood out for its frankness and its vulgarity, centered on a group of seventh graders going through puberty.
Ditto for vulgarities, profanity or anti-American messages, or cakes that disparage the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
How to make people at least momentarily happy (in opposition to Mrs. Post's theories of how to make everyone thoroughly uncomfortable with a sort of systemized vulgarity).
And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity.
The details of these allegations are shocking in their vulgarity.
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.
Salma Hayek, who as Darius’s imprisoned wife, Sonia, shows a flair for eloquent vulgarity, is consistently funny.
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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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