the standard of lacking style and sophistication
- the standard or state of being vulgar; mean problem of life; the state of lower courses of society.
- Grossness or clownishness of ways of language; absence of refinement; coarseness.
1570s, "the common individuals," from Middle French vulgarit
(n.) The high quality or state of being vulgar; mean condition of life; the state regarding the reduced classes of society.
- (n.) Grossness or clownishness of ways of language; absence of sophistication; coarseness.
Then he recalled the coarseness and bluntness of her thoughts and the vulgarity of the expressions that were natural to her, though she had been brought up in the most aristocratic circles.