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Definition of vulgar adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1not having or showing good taste; not polite, elegant, or well behaved synonym coarse, taste a vulgar man vulgar decorations She found their laughter and noisy games coarse and rather vulgar.
  2. 2rude and likely to offend, especially because it is connected with sex or bodily functions synonym crude vulgar jokes
  3. 3(old use) connected with or characteristic of the ordinary people in society, usually people who are not educated the vulgar speech of ancient Rome
adverb He eyed her vulgarly.
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