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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste;
- Example: "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"
- Example: "behavior that branded him as common"
- Example: "an untutored and uncouth human being"
- Example: "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"
- Example: "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"
- Example: "the vulgar display of the newly rich"
[syn: coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar]

2. of or associated with the great masses of people;
- Example: "the common people in those days suffered greatly"
- Example: "behavior that branded him as common"
- Example: "his square plebeian nose"
- Example: "a vulgar and objectionable person"
- Example: "the unwashed masses"
[syn: common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashed]

3. being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language;
- Example: "common parlance"
- Example: "a vernacular term"
- Example: "vernacular speakers"
- Example: "the vulgar tongue of the masses"
- Example: "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
[syn: common, vernacular, vulgar]

4. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent;
- Example: "coarse language"
- Example: "a crude joke"
- Example: "crude behavior"
- Example: "an earthy sense of humor"
- Example: "a revoltingly gross expletive"
- Example: "a vulgar gesture"
- Example: "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
[syn: crude, earthy, gross, vulgar]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vulgar \Vul"gar\, a. [L. vulgaris, from vulgus the multitude, the common people; of uncertain origin: cf. F. vulgaire. Cf. Divulge.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the mass, or multitude, of people; common; general; ordinary; public; hence, in general use; vernacular. "As common as any the most vulgar thing to sense. " -- Shak. [1913 Webster] Things vulgar, and well-weighed, scarce worth the praise. --Milton. [1913 Webster] It might be more useful to the English reader . . . to write in our vulgar language. --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster] The mechanical process of multiplying books had brought the New Testament in the vulgar tongue within the reach of every class. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. "Like the vulgar sort of market men." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Men who have passed all their time in low and vulgar life. --Addison. [1913 Webster] In reading an account of a battle, we follow the hero with our whole attention, but seldom reflect on the vulgar heaps of slaughter. --Rambler. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Vulgar fraction. (Arith.) See under Fraction. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vulgar \Vul"gar\, n. [Cf. F. vulgaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the common people; a vulgar person. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] These vile vulgars are extremely proud. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. The vernacular, or common language. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vulgar adj 1: 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" [syn: coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar] 2: 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" [syn: common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashed] 3: 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" [syn: common, vernacular, vulgar] 4: 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" [syn: crude, earthy, gross, vulgar]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

173 Moby Thesaurus words for "vulgar": Doric, average, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, barnyard, base, baseborn, below the salt, blatant, blue, boorish, brazen, brazenfaced, broad, cacophonous, caddish, chintzy, clumsy, coarse, cockney, colloquial, colorful, common, commonplace, conversational, crass, crude, demeaning, dirty, disadvantaged, doggerel, dysphemistic, earthy, everyday, extravagant, filthy, flagrant, flaring, flash, flaunting, frank, garish, gauche, gaudy, general, glaring, gorgeous, graceless, gross, gutter, harsh, homely, homespun, household, humble, idiomatic, ignoble, ill-bred, improper, impure, in bad taste, in the shade, inappropriate, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, inconsiderate, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, inelegant, infelicitous, inferior, infra dig, insensitive, junior, lascivious, less, lesser, lewd, licentious, loathsome, loud, loutish, louty, low, low-class, lowborn, lowbred, lower, lowly, lurid, lustful, mean, meretricious, minor, modest, nasty, naughty, nonclerical, obscene, obtrusive, off color, offensive, ordinary, ostentatious, outlandish, plain, plebeian, popular, pornographic, profane, rank, raunchy, raw, repulsive, revolting, ribald, risque, rough, rude, salacious, scatological, screaming, second rank, second string, secondary, sensational, servile, shabby-genteel, shameless, smutty, spectacular, spoken, sub, subaltern, subject, subordinate, subservient, tactless, tasteless, tawdry, third rank, third string, third-estate, unbecoming, unbeseeming, uncourtly, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, underprivileged, undignified, uneuphonious, unfelicitous, unfeminine, unfitting, ungenteel, ungentle, ungentlemanly, ungraceful, unladylike, unpolished, unrefined, unseemly, unsolicitous, unsuitable, untasteful, vernacular, vile, vulgate, wild