What is another word for vulgarian?

Pronunciation: [vʌlɡˈe͡əɹi͡ən] (IPA)

Vulgarian is a word that is used to describe someone who is boorish, uncultured, lacking in good taste, and not refined in any way. Synonyms for the word vulgarian include the phrases; vulgar person, crude individual, tasteless person, unrefined person, uncultured person, boorish person, lowbrow person, and philistine person. These words are often used to describe people who exhibit little regard for social norms and conventions, and may be impolite and insensitive to those around them. The use of these words suggests an individual who is uneducated and lacks appreciation for sophistication, culture, and refinement in their actions and interactions with others.

What are the hypernyms for Vulgarian?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Vulgarian?

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What are the opposite words for vulgarian?

The word "vulgarian" refers to a person who lacks refinement or good taste. Some antonyms for "vulgarian" are "sophisticate," "cultured," "refined," "polished," "well-bred," "civilized," and "elegant." A sophisticated person is someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in the arts, culture, and refined tastes. A cultured individual is someone who exhibits a high level of education and refinement, often associated with the arts, music, and literature. A well-bred person has been raised with manners and social graces, showing respect for oneself and others. An elegant person exudes grace and refinement, exhibiting good taste and style. In contrast to a vulgarian, these antonyms represent individuals who strive to cultivate a refined and cultured persona.

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Usage examples for Vulgarian

The third engineer, vulgarian that he was, would have laughed a shrill, derisive cackle had he heard that speech.
William McFee
I'm a rather decent sort, and I'm not a real vulgarian, am I?
"From the Housetops"
George Barr McCutcheon
Have eyes and ears if you will for that poor little vulgarian alone; all the same, I shall know how to make my point."
"Under the Skylights"
Henry Blake Fuller

Famous quotes with Vulgarian

  • Take myself as a good-will ambassador. I'm great — I'm taking myself as a character — for the intellectuals and the man on the street. I'm great where Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. leaves off. I'm not so good with high society, in either North or South America, because I'm highly unconventional. Perhaps I bewilder people by being at once the esthete, the intellectual and the vulgarian.
    Orson Welles
  • A philistine is a full-grown person whose interests are of a material and commonplace nature, and whose mentality is formed of the stock ideas and conventional ideals of his or her group and time. I have said "full-grown person" because the child or the adolescent who may look like a small philistine is only a small parrot mimicking the ways of confirmed vulgarians, and it is easier to be a parrot than to be a white heron. "vulgarian" is more or less synonymous with "philistine": the stress in a vulgarian is not so much on the conventionalism of a philistine as on the vulgarity of some of his conventional notions. I may also use the terms genteel and bourgeois. Genteel implies the lace-curtain refined vulgarity which is worse than simple coarseness. To burp in company may be rude, but to say "excuse me" after a burp is genteel and thus worse than vulgar. The term bourgeois I use following Flaubert, not Marx. Bourgeois in Flaubert's sense is a state of mind, not a state of pocket. A bourgeois is a smug philistine, a dignified vulgarian.
    Vladimir Nabokov
  • The character I have in view when I say "smug vulgarian" is, thus, not the part-time philistine, but the total type, the genteel bourgeois, the complete universal product of triteness and mediocrity. He is the conformist, the man who conforms to his group, and he also is typified by something else: he is a pseudo-idealist, he is pseudo-compassionate, he is pseudo-wise. The fraud is the closest ally of the true philistine. All such great words as "Beauty," "Love," "Nature," "Truth," and so on become masks and dupes when the smug vulgarian employs them. ... The philistine likes to impress and he likes to be impressed, in consequence of which a world of deception, of mutual cheating, is formed by him and around him.
    Vladimir Nabokov

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