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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vulgar

    popular, general, loose, ordinary, public, vernacular, plebeian, uncultivated, unrefined, low, mean, coarse, underbred

    strict, scientific, philosophical, restricted, technical, accurate, patrician, select, choice, cultivated, refined, polite, high-bred, stylish, aristocratic

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:

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

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How to use vulgar in a sentence?

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    When in disagreement, do not employ a vulgar, defaming or callow response; in the absence of logic, respond in a refined manner; word choice and tone always matter.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.

  3. 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...

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Lynching is the method of vulgar men! He who is deprived of compassion is deprived of everything!

Translations for vulgar

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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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