Antonyms of adj vulgar

4 senses of vulgar

Sense 1
coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar -- (lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich")

INDIRECT (VIA unrefined) -> refined -- ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste")

Sense 2
common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashed -- (of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses")

INDIRECT (VIA lowborn) -> noble -- (of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth")

Sense 3
common, vernacular, vulgar -- (being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species")

INDIRECT (VIA informal) -> formal -- ((of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms; "the paper was written in formal English")

Sense 4
crude, earthy, gross, vulgar -- (conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited")

INDIRECT (VIA indecent) -> decent -- (conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana)

Similarity of adj vulgar

4 senses of vulgar

Sense 1
coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar -- (lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich")
       => unrefined (vs. refined) -- ((used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?")

Sense 2
common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashed -- (of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses")
       => lowborn (vs. noble) -- (of humble birth or origins; "a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor")

Sense 3
common, vernacular, vulgar -- (being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species")
       => informal (vs. formal) -- (used of spoken and written language)

Sense 4
crude, earthy, gross, vulgar -- (conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited")
       => indecent (vs. decent) -- (offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture")

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