Origin of vulgarity
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Examples from the Web for vulgarity
Explicitness and vulgarity are both different subsets of honesty, both very necessary.
Sometimes I wonder if I actually believe in vulgarity, as a concept.
Where do you see the line between explicitness and vulgarity?
Wilde deplored American commercialism and vulgarity, but he admired American simplicity and decency.Wilde Ride
January 3, 2013
With color, vulgarity, and brilliance, Thompson makes it clear how and why he unabashedly supports McGovern over Nixon.What 10 Books to Read for the Election Season: Cicero, Vidal and More
September 6, 2012
He was vulgar with a vulgarity that went miles deeper than that of the major.Weighed and Wanting
The second power of vulgarity is obscenity, and this vice is like the pestilence.The Call of the Twentieth Century
David Starr Jordan
He would not encourage them in their vulgarity; they should have nothing from him that was not literature.
By your own account you have helped the victory of vulgarity and smoke.
The only fault which I never have had, which I never shall have, is vulgarity.My Double Life
- the condition of being vulgar; lack of good manners
- a vulgar action, phrase, etc
Word Origin and History for vulgarity
1570s, "the common people," from Late Latin vulgaritas "the multitude," from vulgaris (see vulgar). Meaning "coarseness, crudeness" is recorded from 1774.