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4 definitions found
 for vulgar
From 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.]
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     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.
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              Things vulgar, and well-weighed, scarce worth the
              praise.                               --Milton.
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              It might be more useful to the English reader . . .
              to write in our vulgar language.      --Bp. Fell.
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              The mechanical process of multiplying books had
              brought the New Testament in the vulgar tongue
              within the reach of every class.      --Bancroft.
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     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.
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              Men who have passed all their time in low and vulgar
              life.                                 --Addison.
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              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.
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     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.
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              Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. --Shak.
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     Vulgar fraction. (Arith.) See under Fraction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vulgar \Vul"gar\, n. [Cf. F. vulgaire.]
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     1. One of the common people; a vulgar person. [Obs.]
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              These vile vulgars are extremely proud. --Chapman.
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     2. The vernacular, or common language. [Obs.]
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From 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]

From 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
  
  

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