Adjective "vulgarity" definition and examples

(Vulgarity may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/vʌlˈɡarɪti/

Definitions and examples

noun

The state or quality of being vulgar.
  1. 'He's honest about his own vulgarity as much as he is about his vulnerability.'
  2. 'Why no mention of Monty Modlin, whose honest vulgarity marked a sea-change in British broadcasting?'
  3. 'A term applied to art or artefacts characterized by vulgarity, sentimentality, and pretentious bad taste.'
  4. 'The same set of circumstances which with one hand had popularised astrology, worked with the other to strip it of academic respect and taint it with vulgarity and a lack of integrity.'
  5. 'After a while, though, I found the spirit of vulgarity and tackiness fascinating - you have to admire the Japanese ability to blend modernity and materialism with age-old traditions.'
  6. 'Thus it is wrong to blame ‘nationalism’ for the violence and vulgarity of mass sporting events.'
  7. 'Broadcaster John Humphrys recently attacked shows like Big Brother for their ‘mind-numbing, witless vulgarity.’'
  8. 'You can expect the same vulgarity and crassness you have come to love from these fine upstanding pillars of society.'
  9. 'Is anyone really interested in the vanity and vulgarity of a couple who make their living by playing up to the media?'
  10. 'The old challenge (rarely achieved) is to get the playing to the point where it's both charged and accurate, without reaching out in desperation for the easy solutions of vulgarity and random emotional brutality.'
  11. 'his letters were full of vulgarities'
  12. 'But here the joke is taken even further in that the rowdy revelations and carnival vulgarities of a typical Jerry Springer talk show are set by Richard Thomas to chorales and anthems evoking Bach and Handel.'
  13. 'Some have criticized Kechiche for this, claiming that the endless barrage of threats and vulgarities is too highly exaggerated.'
  14. 'Sidewalks were spray-painted with assorted vulgarities, and a ‘Do Not Enter’ sign was erected on the school lawn.'
  15. 'You probably haven't noticed, but my surname bears a passing resemblance to a certain vulgarity.'
  16. 'They'll embellish and add things until the joke is so stuffed full of extreme vulgarities that everyone is shocked.'
  17. 'The DSUE was widely regarded as filling a lexicographical gap, because it treated four-letter words and sexual and scatological vulgarities that had previously been omitted by the OED and the general run of ‘family’ dictionaries.'
  18. 'That's right, I shall stop using vulgarities as well.'
  19. 'In any case, Jobs declined to answer the question as Apple is in the ‘quiet period’ before it announces its results when it is not allowed to talk about vulgarities like sales.'
  20. 'My mind kept flashing certain rude vulgarities I'd have loved to shout in his face, so I couldn't sleep again.'
  21. 'One would expect the relentless cacophony of vulgarities and the unrelenting evocation of disturbing mental images first to shock, then to have a numbing effect on the audience.'

More definitions

1. the state or quality of being vulgar: the vulgarity of his remark.

2. something vulgar, as an act or expression.

More examples(as adjective)

"languages can be vulgarity."