Vulgarity is the quality of being crude and lacking refinement. Many people consider swearing to be a form of vulgarity.

One of the criteria used in assessing a movie's rating is how much vulgarity is involved. Shows on premium cable or streaming services can generally include more vulgarity — crass language or humor, and adult situations — than shows on network television. Vulgarity comes from the Latin word vulgaris, meaning "relating to the common people" or "low and common."

Definitions of vulgarity
  1. noun
    the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    synonyms: coarseness, commonness, grossness, raunch, vulgarism
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    the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
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