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Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
Coco Chanel

Meaning of "vulgarity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VULGARITY

vulgarity  [vʌlˈɡærɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VULGARITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vulgarity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VULGARITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Vulgarity

Vulgarity is the quality of being common, coarse, or unrefined. This judgement may refer to language, visual art, social classes, or social climbers. It may never be self-referential because, to be aware of vulgarity is to display a degree of sophistication which thereby elevates the subject above the vulgar. From the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries, "vulgar" simply described the common language or vernacular of a country. From the mid-seventeenth century onward, it began to take on a pejorative aspect: "having a common and offensively mean character, coarsely commonplace; lacking in refinement or good taste; uncultured; ill bred". In the Victorian age, vulgarity broadly described many sorts of activity, such as pushing to get on a bus, wearing ostentatious clothing, and other similarly subtle aspects of behavior. In a George Eliot novel, one character could be vulgar for talking about money, a second because he criticizes the first for doing so, and a third for being fooled by the excessive refinement of the second. In language, the effort to avoid vulgarity could leave characters at a loss for words.

Definition of vulgarity in the English dictionary

The definition of vulgarity in the dictionary is the condition of being vulgar; lack of good manners. Other definition of vulgarity is a vulgar action, phrase, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VULGARITY


charity
ˈtʃærɪtɪ
circularity
ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
clarity
ˈklærɪtɪ
disparity
dɪˈspærɪtɪ
familiarity
fəˌmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ
granularity
ˌɡrænjʊˈlærɪtɪ
hilarity
hɪˈlærɪtɪ
irregularity
ɪˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
linearity
ˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
modularity
ˌmɒdjʊˈlærɪtɪ
molarity
mɒˈlærɪtɪ
nonlinearity
ˌnɒnˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
parity
ˈpærɪtɪ
planarity
pleɪˈnærɪtɪ
polarity
pəʊˈlærɪtɪ
popularity
ˌpɒpjʊˈlærɪtɪ
regularity
ˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
singularity
ˌsɪŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
solidarity
ˌsɒlɪˈdærɪtɪ
unfamiliarity
ˌʌnfəmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VULGARITY

vulgar
vulgar fraction
Vulgar Latin
vulgarian
vulgarisation
vulgarise
vulgariser
vulgarism
vulgarities
vulgarization
vulgarize
vulgarizer
vulgarly
vulgate
vulgo
vulgus
vuln
vulnerability
vulnerable

WORDS THAT END LIKE VULGARITY

angularity
authority
bipolarity
capillarity
cellularity
collinearity
coplanarity
dissimilarity
insularity
interdisciplinarity
multicollinearity
muscularity
negative polarity
osmolarity
particularity
peculiarity
rarity
registered charity
similarity
subsidiarity
vascularity

Synonyms and antonyms of vulgarity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VULGARITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «vulgarity» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of vulgarity

Translation of «vulgarity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VULGARITY

Find out the translation of vulgarity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of vulgarity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vulgarity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

超凡脱俗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vulgaridad
570 millions of speakers

English

vulgarity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अश्लीलता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الابتذال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пошлость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vulgaridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্রাম্যতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vulgarité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kekasaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vulgarität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

下品
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

속악
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Vulgaritas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tánh thường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அநாகரீக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अश्लीलता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kabalık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

volgarità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wulgarność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вульгарність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vulgaritate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χυδαιότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vulgariteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vulgaritet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vulgaritet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vulgarity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VULGARITY»

The term «vulgarity» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.674 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VULGARITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «vulgarity» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «vulgarity» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vulgarity

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10 QUOTES WITH «VULGARITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word vulgarity.
1
Rudolf Bing
Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.
2
Roberto Cavalli
There is a real vulgarity in the way women dress at the moment. They show off too much and try too hard. They don't understand where the line is between sexy and vulgar. I know where that line is.
3
Coco Chanel
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
4
Julian Clary
I think Australians like a bit of vulgarity.
5
Cyril Connolly
Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.
6
Alistair Cooke
As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
7
Dinesh D'Souza
This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.
8
Doris Day
Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit.
9
Diane Kruger
Above all, I dislike vulgarity.
10
Christopher Moore
I love British cursing - the cadence of it, the joy in the sound of the words, and the vulgarity of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VULGARITY»

Discover the use of vulgarity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vulgarity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Victorian Vulgarity: Taste in Verbal and Visual Culture
Victorian Vulgarity explores vulgarity's troubled history through dictionaries and grammars; essays, journalism and visual art; and fiction by Dickens, Eliot, Gissing, and Trollope.
Susan David Bernstein, Elsie Browning Michie, 2009
2
The Triumph of Vulgarity : Rock Music in the Mirror of ...
This book is the first effort since John Ruskin and Aldous Huxley to describe in depth what vulgarity is, and how, with the help of ideas inherent in Romaniticism, it has slipped the constraints imposed on it by refined culture and ...
Robert Pattison Associate Professor of English Long Island University, 1987
3
Vulgarity and Authenticity: Dimensions of Otherness in the ...
In contrast to the dozens of books that detail Sartre's eccentric biography without comprehension of his philosophy and volumes that immerse themselves in the prickly Teutonic jargon of the philosophy and philosopher, Charme manages to ...
Stuart Zane Charme, 1993
4
Darling Vulgarity: Poems
Or, as Nat Hardy wrote, “Waters' meditative and confessional forays into the sexual sublime are both disturbing and artfully passionate.” Darling Vulgarity also includes poems based on Waters' true literary experiences with such ...
Michael Waters, 2006
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Vulgarity for the Masses
Desperate times called for desperate pleasures, and they took great pleasure in devouring the mad zealot right then and there. Naturally, this is not the end of the story here; it only slightly resembles a beginning.
J. S. Lawhead, 2011
6
Monument: Art and Vulgarity in Saddam Hussein's Iraq
The kind of totalitarian propaganda discussed by Makiya is relevant not only to explain the grip of power of Saddam Hussein but to other Arab countries.”_x000D_ Peter Partner, The New York Review of Books_x000D_ _x000D_ “Makiya writes ...
Kanan Makiya, 2003
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Henri Lefebvre: Key Writings
On. Vulgarity. (from Critique de la vie quotidienne III: De la modernite au modernisme (Pour une metaphilosophie du quotidien) [Paris: L'Arche, 1981], pp. 74-8) It is hard to define; but who could deny its 'reality', especially since it consists of a ...
Henri Lefebvre, Stuart Elden, Elizabeth Lebas, 2006
8
Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation from Sedition ...
Like Khan, producer Mukesh Bhatt discussed censorship in terms of redundancy and an internalized check on vulgarity as well. He asserted, As a producer, see, when I think of making a project, a film, one thing I'm very conscious about is that  ...
Raminder Kaur, William Mazzarella, 2009
9
On the Postcolony
The. Aesthetics. of. Vulgarity. In this chapter, I shall examine the banality of power in the postcolony. Banality of power does not simply refer to the way bureaucratic formalities or arbitrary rules, implicit or explicit, have been multiplied, nor am I ...
J.-A. Mbembé, 2001
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The Atlantic Monthly
Is it always a source of vulgarity ? Far from it. It will have occurred to the reader that what calls itself and with much truth the best society is excessively gregarious. The gregariousness of good society leads to an intellectual emptiness and ...
‎1893

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VULGARITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vulgarity is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bhojpuri rebels against vulgarity, declare 'war' on culture vultures
Former minister for art and culture, Vinay Bihari, himself an artist, once had a case slapped against him for vulgarity. Come eelction time, however, and others ... «Hindustan Times, Aug 15»
2
Beijing Goes After Online Vulgarity
Other slang that got the kibosh included “diaosi,” a vulgar term that roughly means “loser,” and “wokao,” a mild oath that sounds similar to a stronger one, much ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
3
Oakridge Elementary School vandalized with vulgarity
At least 33 profane and vulgar phrases were spray painted on the external surface of the building, on the sidewalk, on the school sign and the “Castle” ... «Fox17, May 15»
4
Deport Sunny Leone for promoting vulgarity on her website …
Accusing Sunny Leone – who now works in Bollywood movies – of promoting vulgarity through nude and provocative pictures posted on her website ... «India.com, May 15»
5
Inside Hotel Bling! Unashamed luxury - or epic vulgarity? Either way …
Gold iPads in every room, 17 types of pillow and an army of butlers trained by watching Downton Abbey — there's nothing ordinary about the self-proclaimed ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
6
Vulgarity vs obscenity
The Bombay high court restrained the police from arresting AIB members on grounds that their comedy was vulgar but not obscene. What's the difference? «Livemint, Feb 15»
7
Is Times Vulgarity Policy Wise? Or Full of 'Slop'?
When Jonathan Martin jumped through hoops last week to avoid using a vulgarity in the lead anecdote of his story, some readers let me know they didn't like it. «New York Times, Jan 15»
8
Javed Akhtar rues vulgarity taking centrestage in Bollywood songs
"There is so much vulgarity today. When you can protest against something illegal and even at stupidity then why there is no protest against vulgarity?", asked ... «India Today, Jan 15»
9
Frieze Art Fair: where great refinement meets harrowing vulgarity
If you wanted to find a middle-aged man in a bright orange suit, matching tie and sneakers, Frieze is a good place to start looking. I found one. Or maybe he was ... «Spectator.co.uk, Oct 14»
10
Deutsche Bank warns traders in video over boasting and vulgarity
Boasting, vulgar comments and indiscretion are “not OK”. Colin Fan, the co-head of the German lender's investment bank, has taken the unusual step of sending ... «Financial Times, May 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vulgarity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vulgarity>. Jul 2020 ».
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