Vulgarity is the quality of being crude and lacking refinement. Fart jokes and swearing are both forms of vulgarity.

One of the criteria used in assessing whether a movie is rated PG-13, R or even X is how much vulgarity in involved. Vulgarity is the quality of being offensive and crass. Fart jokes, sexual humor, and obscenities are all examples of vulgarity. A R-rated movie or TV show on cable likely has some vulgarity. Vulgarity doesn't get much respect because it appeals to people's cruder instincts.

Definitions of vulgarity

n the quality of lacking taste and refinement

coarseness, commonness, grossness, raunch, vulgarism
Type of:
the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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