[ vuhl-gar-i-tee ]
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noun,plural vul·gar·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being vulgar: the vulgarity of his remark.

  2. 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

Other words for vulgarity

Other words from vulgarity

  • non·vul·gar·i·ty, noun, plural non·vul·gar·i·ties.

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How to use vulgarity in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for vulgarity


/ (vʌlˈɡærɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. the condition of being vulgar; lack of good manners

  2. a vulgar action, phrase, etc

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