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Synonyms for vulgar
ˈvʌl gərvul·gar

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  1. vulgaradjective

    Debased, uncouth, distasteful, obscene.

    uncouth, inappropriate, obscene, debased, offensive

  2. vulgaradjective

    Having to do with ordinary, common people.

    common, popular, ordinary

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"

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

    formal, noble, refined, decent

  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"

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

    decent, formal, noble, refined

  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"

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

    refined, decent, noble, formal

  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"

    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

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. vulgaradjective

    plebeian, low-born, base-born, untitled

  2. vulgaradjective

    homespun, rustic, boorish, unrefined, low-bred

  3. vulgaradjective

    general, common, ordinary, popular

  4. vulgaradjective

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

  5. vulgaradjective

    unauthorized, inelegant, cant

  6. vulgaradjective

    [Rare.] vernacular, native

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vulgaradjective

    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. Ruckett:

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

  2. Edmund Burke:

    But a good patriot, and a true politician, always considers how he shall make the most of the existing materials of his country. A disposition, to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. Everything else is vulgar in the conception, perilous in the execution.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.

  4. Albert Camus:

    The need to be right -- the sign of a vulgar mind.

  5. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

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

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