Synonyms for vulgar

Synonyms for (adjective) vulgar

Synonyms: gross, earthy, crude, vulgar

Definition: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

Usage: coarse language; a crude joke; crude behavior; an earthy sense of humor; a revoltingly gross expletive; a vulgar gesture; full of language so vulgar it should have been edited

Similar words: indecent

Definition: offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

Usage: an earthy but not indecent story; an indecent gesture


Synonyms: common, vernacular, vulgar

Definition: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

Usage: common parlance; a vernacular term; vernacular speakers; the vulgar tongue of the masses; the technical and vulgar names for an animal species

Similar words: informal

Definition: used of spoken and written language


Synonyms: plebeian, vulgar, unwashed, common

Definition: of or associated with the great masses of people

Usage: the common people in those days suffered greatly; behavior that branded him as common; his square plebeian nose; a vulgar and objectionable person; the unwashed masses

Similar words: lowborn

Definition: of humble birth or origins

Usage: a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor


Synonyms: coarse, common, vulgar, uncouth, rough-cut

Definition: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

Usage: he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind; behavior that branded him as common; an untutored and uncouth human being; an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy; appealing to the vulgar taste for violence; the vulgar display of the newly rich

Similar words: unrefined

Definition: (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth

Usage: how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?