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used in Notes from the Underground

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of bad taste — often crude or offensive


unsophisticated (or common) — especially of taste
  • And yet you are right—it really is vulgar and contemptible.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (58% in)
vulgar = of bad taste (crude, offensive, or unsophisticated)
  • To live longer than forty years is bad manners, is vulgar, immoral.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (75% in)
  • It is just his fantastic dreams, his vulgar folly that he will desire to retain, simply in order to prove to himself—as though that were so necessary—that men still are men and not the keys of a piano, which the laws of nature threaten to control so completely that soon one will be able to desire nothing but by the calendar.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (81% in)
  • The coat in itself was a very good one, it kept me warm; but it was wadded and it had a raccoon collar which was the height of vulgarity.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (87% in)
  • And I could hardly have resigned myself to the simple, vulgar, direct debauchery of a clerk and have endured all the filthiness of it.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (33% in)
  • You will say that it is vulgar and contemptible to drag all this into public after all the tears and transports which I have myself confessed.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (54% in)
  • He was vulgar in the extreme, but at the same time he was a good-natured fellow, even in his swaggering.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (9% in)
  • Of Simonov's two visitors, one was Ferfitchkin, a Russianised German—a little fellow with the face of a monkey, a blockhead who was always deriding everyone, a very bitter enemy of mine from our days in the lower forms—a vulgar, impudent, swaggering fellow, who affected a most sensitive feeling of personal honour, though, of course, he was a wretched little coward at heart.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (27% in)
  • In fact, in the end it seemed vulgar to me myself, and I began putting out my tongue at myself.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (50% in)

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