Definition of vulgarity :
1. Grossness or clownishness of manners of language; absence of refinement; coarseness.
2. The quality or state of being vulgar; mean condition of life; the state of the lower classes of society.
nastiness, granularity, bawdiness, dirtiness, scatology, lasciviousness, everydayness, raunch, commonplaceness, perversion, sadomasochism, insolence, commonality, blueness, bestiality, indecency, raffishness, bawdry, vulgarness, wantonness, filthiness, fetishism, bondage, dirty word, smuttiness, masochism, crudity, sass, sadism, cant, impureness, dirt, effrontery, sexual abuse, lewdness, profaneness, presumption, nerve, pedophilia, familiarity, graininess, cheek, foulness, slang, indelicateness, scurrilousness, nubbiness, tweediness, expectedness, filth, raunchiness, obscenity, impropriety, incest, vulgarism, ribaldry, impurity, smut, scurrility, decent
discourtesy (part of speech: noun)
vulgarity (part of speech: noun)
depravity, colloquialism, brutishness, roughness, coarseness, gracelessness, brazenness, gaudiness, offensiveness, profanity, lowness, rudeness, earthiness, tawdriness, garishness, grossness, boorishness, baseness, commonness, rawness, repulsiveness, crassness, outlandishness, tastelessness, ignominy, vernacular, saltiness, shamelessness, sleaze, clumsiness, indelicacy, tactlessness, rankness, inelegance, barbarism, broadness, crudeness, animality
inelegance (part of speech: noun)
- That 's the vulgarity of the human mind. - "Roderick Hudson", Henry James.
- Now the curtain prepares to fall on the last dreary finale of Chopin's life, a life not for a moment heroic, yet lived according to his lights and free from the sordid and the soil of vulgarity. - "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.
- The grand distinction of the under forms of the new school of poets is their vulgarity. - "Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats", Barnette Miller.