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Synonyms for vulgar
ˈvʌl 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"

    usual, coarse, rough-cut, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, crude, earthy, gross, roughhewn, plebeian, common, harsh

    formal, noble, refined, decent

  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"

    usual, coarse, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, crude, earthy, common, plebeian, rough-cut, gross

    decent, formal, noble, refined

  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"

    usual, coarse, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, crude, earthy, common, plebeian, rough-cut, gross

    refined, decent, noble, formal

  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"

    rough, plebeian, gross, rank, coarse, perfect(a), consummate(a), unadulterated, raw, primitive, common, flagrant, arrant(a), porcine, crying(a), unwashed, staring(a), sodding(a), megascopic, unrefined, rough-cut, glaring, crude(a), rude, crude, complete(a), gross(a), egregious, double-dyed(a), stark(a), vernacular, pure(a), unprocessed, uncouth, blunt, everlasting(a), down-to-earth, earthy, thoroughgoing(a), utter(a)

    noble, decent, formal, refined


  1. vulgar(adjective)

    Debased, uncouth, distasteful, obscene.

    uncouth, inappropriate, obscene, debased, offensive

  2. vulgar(adjective)

    Having to do with ordinary, common people.

    common, popular, ordinary

Editors Contribution

  1. osttentatious

    lacking sophistication or good taste.

    he is too vulgar for my liking

    Submitted by JP03 on October 26, 2014  
  2. rudly

    disrupting the original flow

    when someone pull your arm out of socket for know apparent reason rude

    Submitted by sonya.harris75 on October 16, 2019  
  3. tackiness

    lacking in any sense of taste

    today's bing feature wallpaper, just like the view outside my window, manifests extreme tackiness.

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vulgar(a.)

    plebeian, low-born, base-born, untitled

  2. vulgar(a.)

    homespun, rustic, boorish, unrefined, low-bred

  3. vulgar(a.)

    general, common, ordinary, popular

  4. vulgar(a.)

    low, mean, base, gross, coarse, vile, broad

  5. vulgar(a.)

    unauthorized, inelegant, cant

  6. vulgar(a.)

    [Rare.] vernacular, native

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vulgar(a)

    unrefined, plebeian, ignoble, low-born, coarse, inelegant, ribald, risque, broad, gross

    refined, dainty, pure, chaste

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vulgar":

    tacky, trashy, uncivilised, rude, glorified, skanky, crude

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How to use vulgar in a sentence?

  1. Ben Howe:

    I've promised that I will phone bank for Hillary if he's the nominee, i think (Trump) is a vulgar, sociopathic liar and I don't want him out there saying he represents me.

  2. Eduardo Rodríguez:

    I categorically reject the unjustified expulsion of two officials from the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the UN and the tightening of the restrictions on the movements of the diplomats and families, the allegation that they performed acts incompatible with their diplomatic status is vulgar slander.

  3. Mahabharata:

    Of what avail is the praise or censure of the vulgar, who make a useless noise like a senseless crow in a forest?

  4. Kyle Lowry:

    Mark Stevens had no reason to touch me, he had no reason to reach over two seats and then say some vulgar language to me. Theres no place for people like that in our league...

  5. James Joseph Sylvester:

    The mathematician lives long and lives young; the wings of his soul do not early drop off, nor do its pores become clogged with the earthy particles blown from the dusty highways of vulgar life.

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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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