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vulgar
used in The Age of Innocence

9 uses
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Definition
of bad taste — often crude or offensive

or:

unsophisticated (or common) — especially of taste
  • Are you so much afraid, then, of being vulgar?
    Chapter 10 (29% in)
  • "Oh, necessarily; Beaufort is a vulgar man," said Mrs. Archer.
    Chapter 5 (36% in)
  • But that kind of thing is rather—vulgar, isn't it?" she suggested, relieved to have hit on a word that would assuredly extinguish the whole subject.
    Chapter 10 (28% in)
  • Mr. van der Luyden looked about the room with what would have been self-satisfaction on features less purged of the vulgar passions.
    Chapter 10 (92% in)
  • If she had done that, she ceased to be an object of interest, she threw in her lot with the vulgarest of dissemblers: a woman engaged in a love affair with Beaufort "classed" herself irretrievably.
    Chapter 15 (75% in)
  • Beaufort was vulgar, he was uneducated, he was purse-proud; but the circumstances of his life, and a certain native shrewdness, made him better worth talking to than many men, morally and socially his betters, whose horizon was bounded by the Battery and the Central Park.
    Chapter 15 (77% in)
  • Ah, my dear Mr. Archer, I thank my stars I'm nothing but a vulgar Spicer; but there's not one of my own children that takes after me but my little Ellen."
    Chapter 17 (17% in)
  • In my youth," Miss Jackson rejoined, "it was considered vulgar to dress in the newest fashions; and Amy Sillerton has always told me that in Boston the rule was to put away one's Paris dresses for two years.
    Chapter 26 (19% in)
  • If society chose to open its doors to vulgar women the harm was not great, though the gain was doubtful; but once it got in the way of tolerating men of obscure origin and tainted wealth the end was total disintegration—and at no distant date.
    Chapter 33 (69% in)

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