noun (plural vulgarities)[mass noun]
- 1The state or quality of being vulgar: he was seen as the embodiment of the vulgarity of the 1980sMore example sentences
tastelessness, bad taste, grossness, crassness, lack of refinement, tawdriness, flamboyance, flamboyancy, ostentation, excess, gaudiness, garishness, showiness, flashiness, brassiness, tinsel, kitsch, loudness, harshnessimpoliteness, ill manners, bad manners, impropriety, grossness, indecorousness, uncouthness, crudeness, coarseness, roughness; commonness, lowness, unsophisticatedness, lack of refinement, lack of sophistication• informal ignorance
- 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.
- 1.1 [count noun] A vulgar remark or act: his letters were full of vulgaritiesMore example sentences
rudeness, crudity, indecency, indelicacy, offensiveness, suggestiveness, bawdiness, ribaldry, obscenity, lewdness, salaciousness, licentiousness, depravity, sordidness, smuttiness, dirtiness, filthiness, smut, dirt, filth, pornography; profanity, blasphemy, swearing, bad language, strong language, foulness, abusiveness, scurrilousness
- 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.