Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: vulgarity
IPA transcription: [vəlɡ'ɛɹɪti]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: coarseness, commonness, grossness, vulgarity, vulgarism, raunch
    Meaning: the quality of lacking taste and refinement
Usage examples
  • That he was above such atrocious vulgarity as this, was much to his credit and more to our advantage.
  • The mere fact that the lord can look upon such a scene and not stir to mend it, is proof positive of a profound vulgarity.
  • Even the educated class do not rise above vulgarity; the level of their development, I assure you, is not a bit higher than that of the lower orders."
  • A young girl may not be called upon to reprove it, but she certainly can shun the company of those who are given to such vulgarity (for no other term will rightly describe it), and she can certainly refrain from joining in any conversation of this description.