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Definition of Vulgar

Vulgar

  1. Of or pertaining to the mass, or multitude, of people; common; general; ordinary; public; hence, in general use; vernacular.
  2. Belonging or relating to the common people, as distinguished from the cultivated or educated; pertaining to common life; plebeian; not select or distinguished; hence, sometimes, of little or no value.
  3. Hence, lacking cultivation or refinement; rustic; boorish; also, offensive to good taste or refined feelings; low; coarse; mean; base; as, vulgar men, minds, language, or manners.
  4. One of the common people; a vulgar person.
  5. The vernacular, or common language.

Vulgar Quotations

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
Socrates

There's a bizarre prejudice that exists in the New York publishing establishment that any work outside the tri-state area is being done by trained chimpanzees, that geography screens out sensibility. There's an idea that all Los Angeles writing is about the movie industry, that it's vulgar, shallow and banal.
Kate Braverman

The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
John Ruskin

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
Marcus Aurelius

I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit.
Lucien Bouchard
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Vulgar Translations

vulgar in Dutch is plat, triviaal, vulgair, onbenullig
vulgar in French is poissard, trivial
vulgar in Spanish is vulgar
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