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Synonyms for vulgarian

an unrefined, rude person

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a vulgar person (especially someone who makes a vulgar display of wealth)

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Evidently I'm willing to take my place amid a certain amount of vulgarity--thereby be a vulgarian myself--in order to play a game that I like.
Bobos are thus avid consumers (a bourgeois trait), but want their consumption to remain inconspicuous, lest they betray themselves as rich vulgarians (a bohemian trait).
Then there is the new mode of conspicuous consumption: "Only vulgarians spend lavish amounts of money on luxuries.
Perhaps then we can rescue our public dialogue from the television vulgarians who pass themselves off as worthy of our time.
But whether it's vulgarians like Ainsley Harriott (who can't chop an onion without behaving like a backing singer for The Temptations), or effete, poncy types like Loyd Grossman (offering us nougatine of hake on a trio of lark's bowels and brains, trepanned and lobotomized, and served with medallions of barn owl on a warm sperm salad with thrice-poached Keta caviar surmounted on a bed of multicoloured glazed pigeon entrails), how often do you actually want to eat what they've cooked up?
He said: "Even hardened vulgarians like myself found her vocabulary too rich for their liking.
The Italian coast was ruined long ago by the Italians themselves, which leaves only Sicily and Greece as citadels against the vulgarians and the nouveaux unacceptably riches.
With culture and the arts being taken over by the vulgarians, the classical division of Sony had to close down.
This week's villains: Anyone who branded them talentless vulgarians.
Swenson was not the first to link many of these artists in print, a distinction belonging to Max Kozloff in his unsympathetic Art International article "'Pop' Culture, Metaphysical Disgust, and the New Vulgarians," a diatribe that called their work "sinister" and lamented the invasion of galleries by "the pinheaded and contemptible style of gum chewers, bobby soxers, and worse, delinquents.
The screaming vulgarians who packed Rome's arenas paved the way for the collapse of that mighty empire; their modern, mass-audience counterparts, gorged on cynically made-for-profit entertainments, are undermining our own society.
Makers of champagne spend months, if not years, putting bubbles into their product and don't appreciate it when vulgarians remove them through crass ignorance.
Aberdeen's Bulgarians and Vulgarians will battle it out for third spot with Hearts.
The vulgarians at Loaded, FHM, and Maxim threatened to overthrow the dry martini and replace it with a Jager-bomb.
The president (Jack Nicholson) is too concerned with spin, his wife (Glenn Close) too involved with redecorating the White House, a bunch of Vegas vulgarians (Danny DeVito, Annette Bening, Nicholson again) are too lost in their gambling, new-age or resort-development obsessions, etc.