Synonyms of vulgar in English:


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1‘a vulgar seaside postcard’

rude, indecent, indelicate, offensive, distasteful, obnoxious, risqué, suggestive, racy, earthy, off colour, colourful, coarse, crude, ribald, Rabelaisian, bawdy, obscene, lewd, salacious, licentious, vile, depraved, sordid, smutty, dirty, filthy, pornographic, X-rated, scatological
profane, foul, foul-mouthed, blasphemous, abusive, scurrilous
informal sleazy, porno, porn, raunchy, naughty, blue, steamy, spicy, locker-room
British informal fruity, saucy, near the knuckle, close to the bone
North American informal gamy
euphemistic adult
rare concupiscent

decent, wholesome, inoffensive

2‘the decor showed that one could be lavish without being vulgar’

tasteless, gross, crass, unrefined, tawdry, ostentatious, flamboyant, over-elaborate, overdone, showy, flashy, gaudy, garish, brassy, kitsch, tinselly, flaunting, glaring, brash, loud, harsh
informal flash, tacky, over the top, OTT, glitzy, swanky

tasteful, restrained

3‘years ago, it was considered vulgar to eat or drink on the street’

impolite, ill-mannered, unmannerly, indecorous, unseemly, ill-bred, boorish, low, low-minded, gross, uncouth, crude, rough
uncultured, uncultivated, unsophisticated, unrefined
illiterate, uneducated, philistine
common, ordinary, low-born, plebeian
informal yobbish, loutish, plebby, ignorant
archaic baseborn

genteel, decorous