Wednesday Word for June 3, 2020

Today’s word comes from conservative columnist George Will in the Washington Post.

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

  1. A vulgar person, especially one whose vulgarity is the more conspicuous because of wealth, prominence, or pretensions to good breeding.
  2. A person who makes an ostentatious display of wealth and is often poorly educated or lacking in refinement.
  3. An unrefined person, especially one with newly acquired power or wealth.

History

This word was first used in 1804 as meaning a vulgar person.

Synonyms

boor, cad, loudmouth

Antonyms

gentleman, hero, saint

Usage and Examples

Here are a couple of examples:

  • He was not a vulgarian like this Jack character.
  • Only a vulgarian talks ceaselessly about how much this or that cost him.

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