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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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of bad taste — often crude or offensive


unsophisticated (or common) — especially of taste
  • With boys, Caroline O'Day was as aggressive as a Corvette, and Maureen Early enjoyed her company because Mr. Early thought the O'Days were vulgar.
    p. 243.5
  • He was the guy who created the Youth International Party, the "Yippies"; he was very active in antiwar protests, while at the same time he conceived of a meaningful revolution as roughly anything that conveyed irreverence with comedy and vulgarity "WHO DOES THIS JERK THINK HE'S HELPING?"
    p. 96.5
  • Mrs. Walker being vulgar!
    p. 102.8
  • At the moment, despite her dislike of vulgar language, Grandmother appeared almost charmed by Owen Meany.
    p. 200.1
  • There was even some scattered applause, which Grandmother quieted with a well-aimed glower; respect, in the form of awe—preferably, silent awe—was something she courted, but hand-clapping was, under the circumstances, vulgar.
    p. 239.4
  • Other boys displayed kissing techniques in lobbies, risked "copping a feel" in coat rooms, defied the chaperones' quick censure of anything as vulgar as sticking a tongue in a girl's ear.
    p. 298.9
  • Here is the scene I read to Owen Meany: " 'Do you mean to say,' Mrs. Satterthwaite said, 'that Sylvia would do anything vulgar?'
    p. 499.2

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