Problem

Vulgarity

Other Names:
Barbarism
Coarseness
Commonness
Gaudiness
Grossness
Ignobility
Indelicacy
Overconscientiousness
Oversensitiveness
Roughness
Rudeness
Savagery
Vileness
Nature:

Vulgarity is the quality of being common, coarse, or unrefined. This judgement may refer to language, visual art, social class, or social climbers. John Bayley claims the term can never be self-referential, because to be aware of vulgarity is to display a degree of sophistication which thereby elevates the subject above the vulgar.

Narrower Problems:
Bad taste
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
12.11.2019 – 19:20 CET