vulgarity

Part of speech: noun

The quality of being vulgar; coarseness.

Part of speech: verb

Vulgarize.

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Usage examples "vulgarity":

  1. Billy Izzard had come in and had made some remark about our Arab horsemen, and, more that I might relish its artistic vulgarity than for any other reason, I had taken one of these objects down from the mantelpiece. - "The Debit Account", Oliver Onions.
  2. It would have seemed to her little short of vulgarity to question the actions of anyone who spoke with such a delightful English accent. - "The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life", Charles Klein.
  3. But the essential vulgarity is that of the woman. - "Essays", Alice Meynell.