As adjectives the difference between vile and bawdy
is that vile
is morally low; base; despicable while bawdy
is (obsolete) soiled, dirty.
morally low; base; despicable
(obsolete) Soiled, dirty.
*:whanne he had ouertaken the damoysel / anone she sayd what dost thow here / thou stynkest al of the kechyn / thy clothes ben bawdy of the greece and talowe that thou gaynest in kyng Arthurs kechyn
Obscene; filthy; unchaste.
(of language) Sexual in nature and usually meant to be humorous but considered rude.
* bawdy house