Definitions for vulgarˈvʌl gər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar(adj)

    lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

    "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich"

  2. common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashed(adj)

    of or associated with the great masses of people

    "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses"

  3. common, vernacular, vulgar(adj)

    being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

    "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"

  4. crude, earthy, gross, vulgar(adj)

    conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

    "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"


  1. vulgar(Adjective)

    Debased, uncouth, distasteful, obscene.

  2. vulgar(Adjective)

    Having to do with ordinary, common people.

  3. Origin: Middle English, from vulgaris, from volgus, vulgus, from wl̥k- (compare Welsh gwala, ἁλία εἰλέω, вєликъ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulgar(adj)

    of or pertaining to the mass, or multitude, of people; common; general; ordinary; public; hence, in general use; vernacular

  2. Vulgar(adj)

    belonging or relating to the common people, as distinguished from the cultivated or educated; pertaining to common life; plebeian; not select or distinguished; hence, sometimes, of little or no value

  3. Vulgar(adj)

    hence, lacking cultivation or refinement; rustic; boorish; also, offensive to good taste or refined feelings; low; coarse; mean; base; as, vulgar men, minds, language, or manners

  4. Vulgar(noun)

    one of the common people; a vulgar person

  5. Vulgar(noun)

    the vernacular, or common language

  6. Origin: [L. vulgaris, from vulgus the multitude, the common people; of uncertain origin: cf. F. vulgaire. Cf. Divulge.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leo Tolstoy:

    Crude, immoral, vulgar and senseless.

  2. Albert Camus:

    The need to be right -- the sign of a vulgar mind.

  3. Kurt Herbert Alder:

    The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds -- success.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    Frankly, it is vulgar to me that we're having a war of billionaires.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Peeling an apple with a sword is not something original; it is vulgar!

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • algemeen, vulgêr, platvloers, volks, ongepoets, gewoon, onbeskaafAfrikaans
  • vulgarCatalan, Valencian
  • gemen, obskøn, ordinær, uanstændig, simpel, vulgærDanish
  • unanständig, vulgär, ordinär, Volks-, ungehobelt, allgemein, volkstümlich, unfein, gewöhnlich, vulgärsprachlich, ungebildet, gemeinGerman
  • χυδαίος, πρόστυχος, αγοραίος, κοινόςGreek
  • triviala, vulgaraEsperanto
  • vulgarSpanish
  • مبتذل, رکيکPersian
  • rahvaanomainen, vulgaari, rivo, sivistymätön, kansanomainenFinnish
  • vulgaire, obscèneFrench
  • gràisgeilScottish Gaelic
  • vulgarGalician
  • otromba, durva, trágár, közönséges, vulgárisHungarian
  • կոպիտArmenian
  • vulgar, tak senonoh, cabul, jorok, kotorIndonesian
  • osceno, indecente, volgare, trivialeItalian
  • 汚い, 卑しい, 平民, 庶民的Japanese
  • vulgærNorwegian
  • gewoon, obsceen, volks, smakeloos, ordinair, ruw, vulgair, gemeenDutch
  • vulgærNorwegian Nynorsk
  • vulgærtNorwegian
  • obscenicznyPolish
  • vulgar, indecente, comum, popular, obscenoPortuguese
  • comun, grosolan, obscen, ordinar, vulgarRomanian
  • пошлый, неприличный, вульгарный, простонародный, непристойныйRussian
  • pöbel-, vulgär, pöbelaktig, gemenSwedish
  • kabaTurkish

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