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vulgarity

[vuhl-gar-i-tee] /vʌlˈgær ɪ ti/
noun, plural vulgarities.
1.
the state or quality of being vulgar:
the vulgarity of his remark.
2.
something vulgar, as an act or expression.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin vulgāritās commonness, the public. See vulgar, -ity
Related forms
nonvulgarity, noun, plural nonvulgarities.
Synonyms
1. tastelessness, crudeness, grossness, indelicacy.
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British Dictionary definitions for vulgarities'

vulgarity

/vʌlˈɡærɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the condition of being vulgar; lack of good manners
2.
a vulgar action, phrase, etc
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Word Origin and History for vulgarities'

vulgarity

n.

1570s, "the common people," from Late Latin vulgaritas "the multitude," from vulgaris (see vulgar). Meaning "coarseness, crudeness" is recorded from 1774.

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