English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'vernacular'

(noun) 
Definition
the commonly spoken language or dialect of a particular people or place
To use the vernacular of the day, Peter was square.
Synonyms
speech
the way common letter clusters are pronounced in speech
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jargon
full of the jargon and slang of self-improvement courses
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idiom
I was irritated by his use of archaic idiom.
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parlance
He is, in common parlance, a `sad loser'.
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cant
He resorted to a lot of pseudo-psychological cant to confuse me.
,
native language
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dialect
the number of Italians who speak only local dialect
,
patois
people from the ghetto who speak street patois
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argot
the argot of the university campus
,
vulgar tongue
(adjective) 
Definition
in or using the vernacular
dialects such as black vernacular English
Synonyms
colloquial
He converses in colloquial Japanese as easily as in English.
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popular
the popular misconception that dinosaurs were all lumbering giants
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informal
She is refreshingly informal.
, ,
common
She might be a little common at times, but she was certainly not boring.
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native
French is not my native tongue.
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indigenous
the country's indigenous population
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vulgar
translated from Latin into the vulgar tongue

Additional synonyms

in the sense of argot
Definition
slang or jargon peculiar to a particular group
the argot of the university campus
in the sense of cant
Definition
specialized vocabulary of a particular group, such as thieves or lawyers
He resorted to a lot of pseudo-psychological cant to confuse me.
Synonyms
in the sense of common
Definition
low-class, vulgar, or coarse
She might be a little common at times, but she was certainly not boring.

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