vulgarity


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vulgarity \Vul*gar"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. vulgarit['e], L. vulgaritas
   the multitude.]
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   1. The quality or state of being vulgar; mean condition of
      life; the state of the lower classes of society. --Sir T.
      Browne.
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   2. Grossness or clownishness of manners of language; absence
      of refinement; coarseness.
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            The reprobate vulgarity of the frequenters of
            Bartholomew Fair.                     --B. Jonson.
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