vulgarity

noun vul·gar·i·ty \ ˌvəl-ˈger-rə-tē , -ˈga-rə- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of vulgarity

plural vulgarities
1 :something vulgar
2 :the quality or state of being vulgar

Examples of vulgarity in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of vulgarity

1579


VULGARITY Defined for English Language Learners

vulgarity

noun

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

vulgarity

noun vul·gar·i·ty \ ˌvəl-ˈger-ə-tē \

Definition of vulgarity for Students

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


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