scurrilous


scur·ri·lous

adjective \ˈskər-ə-ləs, ˈskə-rə-\

: said or done unfairly to make people have a bad opinion of someone

Full Definition of SCURRILOUS

1
a :  using or given to coarse language
b :  vulgar and evil <scurrilous imposters who used a religious exterior to rob poor people — Edwin Benson>
2
:  containing obscenities, abuse, or slander <scurrilous accusations>
scur·ri·lous·ly adverb
scur·ri·lous·ness noun

Examples of SCURRILOUS

  1. scurrilous attacks on the senator
  2. <a scurrilous satire on the scandal that enveloped Washington>

First Known Use of SCURRILOUS

1576

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