A blessed congruence of bad taste and the means to realize it. Not confined to mere profanity or lewdness, vulgarity extends to the world of art, where a truly vulgar work can amuse for centuries.

Vul*gar"i*ty (?), n. [Cf. F. vulgarit'e, L. vulgaritas the multitude.]


The quality or state of being vulgar; mean condition of life; the state of the lower classes of society.

Sir T. Browne.


Grossness or clownishness of manners of language; absence of refinement; coarseness.

The reprobate vulgarity of the frequenters of Bartholomew Fair. B. Jonson.


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