What is another word for vulgarities?

Pronunciation: [vʌlɡˈaɹɪtiz] (IPA)

Vulgarities are words or phrases that are considered to be indecent or offensive. Some synonyms for vulgarities include obscenities, profanities, curse words, swear words, expletives, and foul language. These types of words and phrases are often used to express frustration or anger, but they can also be hurtful or insulting to others. It's important to be mindful of the words we choose to use and the impact they may have on others. Using less offensive language can improve communication and create a more respectful and positive environment for everyone involved.

What are the hypernyms for Vulgarities?

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

What are the opposite words for vulgarities?

Vulgarities refer to crass, indecent, or obscene language or behavior. An antonym for the word vulgarities could be politeness, decency, or refinement. These terms describe behavior that is respectful, cultured, and refined. The opposite of vulgar is something that is elegant or sophisticated, such as art, music, or literature. In contrast to vulgarities, elegant language is refined and elevated, displaying grace and charm. This type of language and behavior reflects a high degree of culture and education. Antonyms of vulgarities represent a higher standard of ethics, principles, and behavior that are admired and respected by society.

What are the antonyms for Vulgarities?

Usage examples for Vulgarities

But the gravity on the face of the latter, by now half-way to the house, had nothing to do with any of Sally's shocking vulgarities and outrageous utterances.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
So much Melinda said, by way of excusing Tim's vulgarities; and then, with the utmost tact, she led the conversation back to Richard and the governorship, hinting that Ethelyn could do much toward securing that office for her husband.
"Ethelyn's Mistake"
Mary Jane Holmes
She could never mix with the homely wives of local millionaires; she professed a horror of the vulgarities with which she was surrounded, hated and loathed her lord and master's flamboyant home, which she described as something between a feudal castle and a picture-palace; and openly despised her husband's friends and their feminine relatives.
"Jack O' Judgment"
Edgar Wallace

Famous quotes with Vulgarities

  • Men are always far more shocked by the vulgarities of women then women are by the vulgarities of men. It is one of the few monopolies which men consider should be theirs after the emancipation of women.
    Arthur Calder-Marshall
  • That sovereign of insufferables, Oscar Wilde has ensued with his opulence of twaddle and his penury of sense. He has mounted his hind legs and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck, to the capital edification of circumjacent fools and foolesses, fooling with their foolers. He has tossed off the top of his head and uttered himself in copious overflows of ghastly bosh. The ineffable dunce has nothing to say and says it—says it with a liberal embellishment of bad delivery, embroidering it with reasonless vulgarities of attitude, gesture and attire. There never was an impostor so hateful, a blockhead so stupid, a crank so variously and offensively daft. Therefore is the she fool enamored of the feel of his tongue in her ear to tickle her understanding. The limpid and spiritless vacuity of this intellectual jellyfish is in ludicrous contrast with the rude but robust mental activities that he came to quicken and inspire. Not only has he no thoughts, but no thinker. His lecture is mere verbal ditch-water—meaningless, trite and without coherence. It lacks even the nastiness that exalts and refines his verse. Moreover, it is obviously his own; he had not even the energy and independence to steal it. And so, with a knowledge that would equip and idiot to dispute with a cast-iron dog, and eloquence to qualify him for the duties of a caller on a hog-ranch, and an imagination adequate to the conception of a tom-cat, when fired by contemplation of a fiddle-string, this consummate and star-like youth, missing everywhere his heaven-appointed functions and offices, wanders about, posing as a statue of himself, and, like the sun-smitten image of Memnon, emitting meaningless murmurs in the blaze of women’s eyes. He makes me tired. And this gawky gowk has the divine effrontery to link his name with those of Swinburne, Rossetti and Morris—this dunghill he-hen would fly with eagles. He dares to set his tongue to the honored name of Keats. He is the leader, quoth’a, of a renaissance in art, this man who cannot draw—of a revival of letters, this man who cannot write! This little and looniest of a brotherhood of simpletons, whom the wicked wits of London, haling him dazed from his obscurity, have crowned and crucified as King of the Cranks, has accepted the distinction in stupid good faith and our foolish people take him at his word. Mr. Wilde is pinnacled upon a dazzling eminence but the earth still trembles to the dull thunder of the kicks that set him up.
    Oscar Wilde
  • Los Angeles is the home of self-expression, but the artists are middle-class and middling-minded; no passions will calcify here for years in the gloom to be revealed a decade later as the tessellations of hard and fertile work. … In this land of the pretty-pretty, the virility is in the barbarisms, the vulgarities, it is in the huge billboards, the screamers of the neon lighting, the shouting farm-utensil colors of the gas stations and monster drugstores, it is in the swing of the sports cars, hot rods, convertibles.
    Norman Mailer

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