Vulgarity
Vulgarity Vul*gar"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. vulgarit['e], L. vulgaritas the multitude.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being vulgar; mean condition of life; the state of the lower classes of society. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Grossness or clownishness of manners of language; absence of refinement; coarseness. [1913 Webster]

The reprobate vulgarity of the frequenters of Bartholomew Fair. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]


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