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vulgar
used in Washington Square

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Definition
of bad taste — often crude or offensive

or:

unsophisticated (or common) — especially of taste
  • He is extremely insinuating; but it's a vulgar nature.
    Chapter 7 (93% in)
  • There were some doctors that left the prescription without offering any explanation at all; and he did not belong to that class either, which was, after all, the most vulgar.
    Chapter 1 (23% in)
  • For himself, he was fond of the good things of life, and he made a considerable use of them; but he had a dread of vulgarity, and even a theory that it was increasing in the society that surrounded him.
    Chapter 3 (23% in)
  • The Doctor thought it very vulgar to be precipitate in accusing people of mercenary motives, inasmuch as his door had as yet not been in the least besieged by fortune-hunters; and, lastly, he was very curious to see whether Catherine might really be loved for her moral worth.
    Chapter 7 (17% in)
  • I certainly say it distinctly enough—brutally and vulgarly enough.
    Chapter 28 (57% in)
  • She was waiting for him, in vulgar parlance, to name the day; and so long as he was unprepared to be explicit on this point it seemed a mockery to pretend to talk about matters more abstract.
    Chapter 29 (18% in)

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