Definition of vulgarity in English:

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Pronunciation: /vʌlˈɡarɪti/

noun (plural vulgarities)

[mass noun]
1The state or quality of being vulgar: he was seen as the embodiment of the vulgarity of the 1980s
More example sentences
  • He's honest about his own vulgarity as much as he is about his vulnerability.
  • The public will goggle at the kitsch vulgarity of diamond-encrusted eggs and crystal flowers.
  • You can expect the same vulgarity and crassness you have come to love from these fine upstanding pillars of society.
tastelessness, bad taste, grossness, crassness, lack of refinement, tawdriness, flamboyance, flamboyancy, ostentation, excess, gaudiness, garishness, showiness, flashiness, brassiness, tinsel, kitsch, loudness, harshness
impoliteness, ill manners, bad manners, impropriety, grossness, indecorousness, uncouthness, crudeness, coarseness, roughness;
commonness, lowness, unsophisticatedness, lack of refinement, lack of sophistication
informal ignorance
1.1 [count noun] A vulgar remark or act: his letters were full of vulgarities
More example sentences
  • You probably haven't noticed, but my surname bears a passing resemblance to a certain vulgarity.
  • They'll embellish and add things until the joke is so stuffed full of extreme vulgarities that everyone is shocked.
  • Along with teaching us how to cook a mean spaghetti sauce, Grandma taught us how to let out a stream of vulgarities in a foreign language.

Words that rhyme with vulgarity

angularity, barbarity, bipolarity, charity, circularity, clarity, complementarity, familiarity, granularity, hilarity, insularity, irregularity, jocularity, linearity, parity, particularity, peculiarity, polarity, popularity, regularity, secularity, similarity, singularity, solidarity, subsidiarity, unitarity, vernacularity

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