vulgarity

[vuhl-gar-i-tee]
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:
1570–80; < Late Latin vulgāritās commonness, the public. See vulgar, -ity

nonvulgarity, noun, plural nonvulgarities.


1. tastelessness, crudeness, grossness, indelicacy.
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vulgarity (vʌlˈɡærɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the condition of being vulgar; lack of good manners
2.  a vulgar action, phrase, etc

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vulgarity
1579, "the common people," from L.L. vulgaritas "the multitude," from vulgaris (see vulgar). Meaning "coarseness, crudeness" is recorded from 1774.
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Example sentences
Abe found it necessary to restrain his step-brothers from vulgarity and common
  coarseness of behavior.
Vulgarity, ignorance, misapprehension are old acquaintances.
The tweet contained no vulgarity, security or pertinent agency information.
College sports are not the only area of our society that has degenerated into
  vulgarity.
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