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vulgar


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vulgar  \Vul"gar\,  a.  [L.  vulgaris,  from  vulgus  the  multitude, 
  the  common  people;  of  uncertain  origin:  cf  F.  vulgaire  Cf 
  {Divulge}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  mass,  or  multitude,  of  people; 
  common;  general;  ordinary;  public;  hence  in  general  use 
  vernacular.  ``As  common  as  any  the  most  vulgar  thing  to 
  sense  ''  --  Shak. 
 
  Things  vulgar,  and  well-weighed,  scarce  worth  the 
  praise.  --Milton. 
 
  It  might  be  more  useful  to  the  English  reader  .  .  . 
  to  write  in  our  vulgar  language.  --Bp.  Fell. 
 
  The  mechanical  process  of  multiplying  books  had 
  brought  the  New  Testament  in  the  vulgar  tongue 
  within  the  reach  of  every  class.  --Bancroft. 
 
  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.  ``Like  the  vulgar 
  sort  of  market  men.''  --Shak. 
 
  Men  who  have  passed  all  their  time  in  low  and  vulgar 
  life.  --Addison. 
 
  In  reading  an  account  of  a  battle,  we  follow  the 
  hero  with  our  whole  attention,  but  seldom  reflect  on 
  the  vulgar  heaps  of  slaughter.  --Rambler. 
 
  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. 
 
  Be  thou  familiar,  but  by  no  means  vulgar.  --Shak. 
 
  {Vulgar  fraction}.  (Arith.)  See  under  {Fraction}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vulgar  \Vul"gar\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  vulgaire.] 
  1.  One  of  the  common  people;  a  vulgar  person.  [Obs.] 
 
  These  vile  vulgars  are  extremely  proud.  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  The  vernacular,  or  common  language.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vulgar 
  adj  1:  lacking  refinement  or  cultivation  or  taste;  "he  had  coarse 
  manners  but  a  first-rate  mind";  "behavior  that  branded 
  him  as  common";  "an  untutored  and  uncouth  human 
  being";  "an  uncouth  soldier--a  real  tough  guy"; 
  "appealing  to  the  vulgar  taste  for  violence";  "the 
  vulgar  display  of  the  newly  rich"  [syn:  {coarse},  {common}, 
  {uncouth}] 
  2:  of  or  associated  with  the  great  masses  of  people;  "the 
  common  people  in  those  days  suffered  greatly";  "behavior 
  that  branded  him  as  common";  "his  square  plebeian  nose"; 
  "a  vulgar  and  objectionable  person";  "the  unwashed  masses" 
  [syn:  {common},  {plebeian},  {unwashed}] 
  3:  being  or  characteristic  of  or  appropriate  to  everyday 
  language;  "common  parlance";  "a  vernacular  term"; 
  "vernacular  speakers";  "the  vulgar  tongue  of  the  masses"; 
  "the  technical  and  vulgar  names  for  an  animal  species" 
  [syn:  {common},  {vernacular}] 
  4:  conspicuously  and  tastelessly  indecent;  "coarse  language"; 
  "a  crude  joke";  "crude  behavior";  "an  earthy  sense  of 
  humor";  "a  revoltingly  gross  expletive";  "a  vulgar 
  gesture";  "full  of  language  so  vulgar  it  should  have  been 
  edited"  [syn:  {coarse},  {crude},  {earthy},  {gross}] 




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