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vulgar
used in Atlas Shrugged

13 uses
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Definition
of bad taste — often crude or offensive

or:

unsophisticated (or common) — especially of taste
  • "Plot is a primitive vulgarity in literature," said Balph Eubank contemptuously.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (22% in)
  • It's vulgar.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (86% in)
  • Just as logic is a primitive vulgarity in philosophy.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (22% in)
  • "Just as melody is a primitive vulgarity in music," said Mort Liddy.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (22% in)
  • As witness our great industries-the only accomplishment of our alleged civilization-built by vulgar materialists with the aims, the interests and the moral sense of hogs.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (28% in)
  • You can't be so vulgar and .... and undignified!
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (62% in)
  • He sat in a pose he had never permitted himself before, a pose he had resented as the most vulgar symbol of the businessman-he sat leaning back in his chair, with his feet on his desk-and it seemed to her that the posture had an air of peculiar nobility, that it was not the pose of a stuffy executive, but of a young crusader.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (39% in)
  • You, the purest and most moral man among them, have been sneered at as a 'vulgar materialist.'
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (82% in)
  • I've spent a lot of money on the most ostentatiously vulgar parties I could think of, and a miserable amount of time on being seen with the appropriate sort of women.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (90% in)
  • We must not let vulgar difficulties obstruct our feeling that it's a noble plan motivated solely by the public welfare.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (1% in)
  • "I don't know why I keep dragging myself to those parties," he snapped suddenly, tearing off his dress tie in the middle of their living room, "I've never sat through such a vulgar, boring waste of time!"
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (25% in)
  • But I-I was willing to love you for your flaws, for your faults and weaknesses, for your ignorance, your crudeness, your vulgarity-and that's safe, you'd have nothing to fear, nothing to hide, you could be yourself, your real, stinking, sinful, ugly self-everybody's self is a gutter-but you could hold my love, with nothing demanded of you!
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (88% in)
  • '-they answer with righteous scorn that a 'how' is the concept of vulgar realists; the concept of superior spirits is 'Somehow.'
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (50% in)

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