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vulgar

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of vulgar

  1. 1 belonging to the class of people of low social or economic rank paintings that appeal to vulgar tastes Synonyms of vulgar baseborn, common, humble, inferior, low, lowborn, lower-class, low-life, lowly, lumpen, mean, plebeian, prole, proletarian, unwashed, ignobleWords Related to vulgar bourgeois, middle-class; plain, poor, simple, working-class; déclassé, down-market, downscaleNear Antonyms of vulgar eminent, illustrious, notable, prominentAntonyms of vulgar aristocratic, blue-blooded, genteel, gentle, grand, great, high, highborn, highbred, lofty, noble, partrician, upper-class, upper-crust, wellborn

  2. 2 depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society a warning about the movie's vulgar language Synonyms of vulgar bawdy, blue, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, gutter, impure, indecent, lascivious, lewd, locker-room, nasty, pornographic, porny, profane, raunchy, ribald, smutty, stag, trashy, unprintable, obscene, wanton, X-ratedWords Related to vulgar broad, coarse-grained, gamy (or gamey), off, off-color (or off-colored), racy, risqué, salacious, salty, suggestive; barnyard, earthy, scatological; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, low, unbecoming; depraved, kinky, louche, naughty, perverse, perverted, wicked; exceptionable, objectionable, unacceptable, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; abhorrent, debasing, disgusting, loathsome, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting; distasteful, obnoxious, unpleasant; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; atrocious, infamous; abusive, scurrilous; hard-core, soft, soft-coreNear Antonyms of vulgar priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced (or straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; innocuous, inoffensive; acceptable, agreeable, desirable, pleasant, pleasing, welcome; appropriate, becoming, fit, meet, suitable; immaculate, perfect, pure, spotless, virginal; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctionedAntonyms of vulgar clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene, wholesome

  3. 3 held by or applicable to a majority of the people the vulgar opinion is that the nation is in decline Synonyms of vulgar common, majority, overall, popular, prevailing, public, received, ruling, generalWords Related to vulgar unanimous, universal; pop; everyday, familiar, household, usual, well-known; contemporary, current, present; dominant, predominant, preponderant; characteristic, typical; pandemic, pervasive, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, sharedNear Antonyms of vulgar rare, strange, unknown, unusual; distinctive, especial, idiosyncratic, peculiar, special, unique; individual, separate, singular; nonpublic, personal, privateAntonyms of vulgar uncommon, unpopular

  4. 4 lacking in refinement or good taste vulgar behavior shown by someone who's made a lot of money and wants everyone to know it Synonyms of vulgar common, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, illiberal [archaic], incult, insensible, low, lowbred, lowbrow, raffish, rough, rough-hewn, roughneck, rude, rugged, tasteless, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, coarseWords Related to vulgar boorish, churlish, cloddish, clownish, loutish, ungentlemanly; clumsy, lubberly, lumpish, oafish; inconsiderate, indelicate, insensitive, thoughtless; countrified (also countryfied), provincial, rustic (also rustical), unsophisticated; graceless, inelegant, tacky; animallike, barbaric, barbarous, uncivilized; mannerless, unmannered, unmannerlyNear Antonyms of vulgar aristocratic, courtly, patrician; elegant, graceful, restrained; considerate, gracious, sensitive, thoughtful; citified, sophisticated, urbaneAntonyms of vulgar civilized, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polished, refined, smooth, tasteful, ultrarefined, well-bred

  5. 5 used in or suitable for speech and not formal writing Latin was once the language of scholars, and English the vulgar language used by the common people Synonyms of vulgar conversational, informal, nonformal, nonliterary, unbookish, unliterary, vernacular, colloquialWords Related to vulgar dialectal, dialectical (also dialectic), nonstandard, regional; incorrect, nongrammatical, substandard, uneducated, ungrammatical, unlearned; slang, slangyNear Antonyms of vulgar standard, undialectical; correct, educated, genteel, grammatical, properAntonyms of vulgar bookish, formal, learned, literary



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