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Short Definition : of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout

(adj) lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
Synonyms : coarse , common , rough-cut , uncouth
Example Sentence
  • he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
  • behavior that branded him as common
  • an untutored and uncouth human being
  • an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
  • appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
  • the vulgar display of the newly rich

(adj) of or associated with the great masses of people
Synonyms : common , plebeian , unwashed
Example Sentence
  • the common people in those days suffered greatly
  • behavior that branded him as common
  • his square plebeian nose
  • a vulgar and objectionable person
  • the unwashed masses

(adj) being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
Synonyms : common , vernacular
Example Sentence
  • common parlance
  • a vernacular term
  • vernacular speakers
  • the vulgar tongue of the masses
  • the technical and vulgar names for an animal species

(adj) conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
Synonyms : crude , earthy , gross
Example Sentence
  • coarse language
  • a crude joke
  • crude behavior
  • an earthy sense of humor
  • a revoltingly gross expletive
  • a vulgar gesture
  • full of language so vulgar it should have been edited


Short Definition : susceptible to wounds or attack; N. vulnerability

(adj) susceptible to attack
Example Sentence
  • a vulnerable bridge

(adj) susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation
Example Sentence
  • vulnerable to bribery
  • an argument vulnerable to refutation

(adj) capable of being wounded or hurt
Example Sentence
  • vulnerable parts of the body

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vulnerable

this word sounds like "wounded able" one who gets wounded very easily
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by ishandave

vul ner(ve) able - able to break the nerve ..
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by ramsclaiton

vul(bark in tamil) ok dog are susceptible to attack
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by sansecretcp

Vulnerable and critical have the same sounds and they mean, in some kind of hazard.
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by pushpa_edit


Short Definition : like a fox; crafty

(adj) resembling or characteristic of a fox
Synonyms : vulpecular
Example Sentence
  • vulpine cunning

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vulpine

VULP sounds like WOLF
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by atiya

PINE is sharp, thus it makes the syn :clever, crafty, cunning, foxy, ingenious, shrewdness, skillful, sly, tricky, wily.
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by gatz_funky

Vultures usually work with foxes. Both of then are scavengers. Vulpine = Vulture partner Fox. Fox Like.
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by pradepkumar

confusion is between lupine(wolf like) and vulpine (fox like). In marathi wolf means 'landaga' so it starts with 'l' so it can be associated with wolf and vulpine with fox
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by vaichidrewar

Vul + Pine -> Pine Tree has sharp needle like leaves. So the Vulpine person is sharp, cunning like a fox.
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by GRE_1500

vul(dog barking sound in tamil) sound in pine forest are like a fox.
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by sansecretcp

Vulpine (fox like) and bovine (cow) both refer to animals. Equine: Horse like
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by pushpa_edit

cervine:deer ovine:sheep corvine:crow vulpine:wolf
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The trick to distinguishing the fox-like vulpine / From the adjective meaning wolf-like lupine / Is to associate the "v" with voluptuous vixen / And the "l" with Harry’s lunar-loving Professor Lupin.
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by thebookie3

Vulpine- Professor Lupin in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, who is a warewolf.
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by Namclearbluesky


Short Definition : carrion-eating birds

(noun) any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
(noun) someone who attacks in search of booty
Synonyms : marauder , piranha , predator

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vulture

vulture has no culture, very greedy and hunting other
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by ceiga

A vulture is an oppressor (someone who treats others harshly).
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by pushpa_edit

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