Vulgarism

Definition of Vulgarism

Vul´gar`ism
n.1.
1.Grossness; rudeness; vulgarity.
2.A vulgar phrase or expression.
A fastidious taste will find offense in the occasional vulgarisms, or what we now call "slang," which not a few of our writers seem to have affected.
- Coleridge.

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Babbittry, Gothicism, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, bombasticness, bourgeois taste, cacology, cacophony, camp, campiness, clumsiness, coarseness, colloquialism, corruption, crudeness, cumbrousness, dysphemism, gracelessness, grossness, harshness, heaviness, high camp, ill-balanced sentences, impropriety, impurity, inappropriateness, inconcinnity, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicacy, inelegance, inelegancy, infelicity, kitsch, lack of finish, lack of polish, leadenness, localism, low camp, philistinism, pompousness, ponderousness, poor diction, poor taste, pop, pop culture, roughness, rudeness, sesquipedalianism, sesquipedality, slang, slipshod construction, solecism, stiltedness, taboo word, tastelessness, turgidity, unaestheticism, unaestheticness, unbecomingness, uncouthness, uneuphoniousness, unfittingness, ungracefulness, unrefinement, unseemliness, unsuitability, unsuitableness, unwieldiness, vernacularism, vulgar taste, vulgarity, vulgarness
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