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 for vulgarism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vulgarism \Vul"gar*ism\, n. [Cf. F. vulgarisme.]
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     1. Grossness; rudeness; vulgarity.
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     2. A vulgar phrase or expression.
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              A fastidious taste will find offense in the
              occasional vulgarisms, or what we now call "slang,"
              which not a few of our writers seem to have
              affected.                             --Coleridge.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an offensive or indecent word or phrase [syn: obscenity,
           smut, vulgarism, filth, dirty word]
      2: the quality of lacking taste and refinement [syn:
         coarseness, commonness, grossness, vulgarity,
         vulgarism, raunch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "vulgarism":
     Babbittry, Gothicism, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness,
     bombasticness, bourgeois taste, cacology, cacophony, camp,
     campiness, clumsiness, coarseness, colloquialism, corruption,
     crudeness, cumbrousness, dysphemism, gracelessness, grossness,
     harshness, heaviness, high camp, ill-balanced sentences,
     impropriety, impurity, inappropriateness, inconcinnity,
     incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicacy,
     inelegance, inelegancy, infelicity, kitsch, lack of finish,
     lack of polish, leadenness, localism, low camp, philistinism,
     pompousness, ponderousness, poor diction, poor taste, pop,
     pop culture, roughness, rudeness, sesquipedalianism,
     sesquipedality, slang, slipshod construction, solecism,
     stiltedness, taboo word, tastelessness, turgidity, unaestheticism,
     unaestheticness, unbecomingness, uncouthness, uneuphoniousness,
     unfittingness, ungracefulness, unrefinement, unseemliness,
     unsuitability, unsuitableness, unwieldiness, vernacularism,
     vulgar taste, vulgarity, vulgarness

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