vulgarity

[ vuhl-gar-i-tee ]
/ vʌlˈgær ɪ ti /

noun, plural vul·gar·i·ties.

the state or quality of being vulgar: the vulgarity of his remark.
something vulgar, as an act or expression.

Origin of vulgarity

First recorded in 1570–80, vulgarity is from the Late Latin word vulgāritās commonness, the public. See vulgar, -ity

Related forms

non·vul·gar·i·ty, noun, plural non·vul·gar·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for vulgarity

vulgarity

/ (vʌlˈɡærɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the condition of being vulgar; lack of good manners
a vulgar action, phrase, etc
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