What does vulgar mean?

Definitions for vulgar
ˈvʌl gərvul·gar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgaradjective

    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, unwashedadjective

    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, vulgaradjective

    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, vulgaradjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. vulgaradjective

    Debased, uncouth, distasteful, obscene.

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

  2. vulgaradjective

    Having to do with ordinary, common people.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulgaradjective

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

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

  2. Vulgaradjective

    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

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

  3. Vulgaradjective

    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

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

  4. Vulgarnoun

    one of the common people; a vulgar person

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

  5. Vulgarnoun

    the vernacular, or common language

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vulgar

    vul′gar, adj. pertaining to or used by the common people, native: public: common; national, vernacular: mean or low: rude.—n. the common people: the common language of a country.—ns. Vulgā′rian, a vulgar person: a rich unrefined person; Vulgarisā′tion, a making widely known: a making coarse or common.—v.t. Vul′garise, to make vulgar or rude.—ns. Vul′garism, a vulgar phrase: coarseness; Vulgar′ity, Vul′garness, quality of being vulgar: mean condition of life: rudeness of manners.—adv. Vul′garly.—n. Vul′gate, an ancient Latin version of the Scriptures, so called from its common use in the R.C. Church, prepared by Jerome in the fourth century, and pronounced 'authentic' by the Council of Trent.—Vulgar fraction, a fraction written in the common way.—The vulgar, the common people. [L. vulgarisvulgus, the people.]

Entomology

  1. Vulgar

    common; not conspicuous: obscure in appearance and abundant in number.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulgar in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulgar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of vulgar in a Sentence

  1. Leo Tolstoy:

    Crude, immoral, vulgar and senseless.

  2. Sir Thomas Browne:

    I could be content that we might procreate, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition it is the most foolish act a wise man commits in all his life.

  3. Ruckett:

    A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.

  4. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.

  5. William Wordsworth:

    Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.

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Translations for vulgar

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  • algemeen, vulgêr, platvloers, volks, ongepoets, gewoon, onbeskaafAfrikaans
  • مبتذلArabic
  • 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
  • PlebeiLatin
  • 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
  • หยาบคายThai
  • kabaTurkish
  • بیہودہUrdu

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    • A. hodgepodge
    • B. peccadillo
    • C. reciprocal
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