Well I use a lot of.. I'm vulgar.. very very perverse (just the language!) at that.. But I value the feelings inclusive of that I honour my enemies (I don't suck up but I value them) whose feelings I value, under their uncouth exteriors - in short, I respect, value and am very sensitive about how others/anyone feels.

I'm not genteel for sure. The freedictionary.com specifies that:

      genteel: 2. Free from vulgarity or rudeness.

Now I'm not in the former (I'm far from "free from vulgarity") but I detest rudeness. So how would you describe me? What is the exact word/words? Has my condition ever been addressed in the English vocabulary? (It could be crack or nut but I can't be sure. There should be a more colloquial term shouldn't there? Thank you immensely!

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    Sensitive yet uncouth? A rough diamond? Salt of the earth?
    – user867
    Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 7:35
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    It sounds like your manners are polite, but your language is not. I'm not sure there's a word for that.
    – J.R.
    Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 8:13
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    Perhaps you're coarse. Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 13:30
  • you are just ill-mannered
    – user49404
    Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 15:29
  • You say you are "very sensitive about how others/anyone feels." Yet vulgar language is liable to upset people's feelings. Are you perhaps - confused or conflicted? Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 20:52

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Foul-mouthed appears to fit the bill quite nicely - it has obvious negative connotations but is not necessarily a disparaging label


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