scur·​ril·​i·​ty | \ skə-ˈri-lə-tē How to pronounce scurrility (audio) \
plural scurrilities

Definition of scurrility

1 : the quality or state of being scurrilous
2a : scurrilous or abusive language
b : an offensively rude or abusive remark

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Examples of scurrility in a Sentence

a discussion on some hot-button social issues in which any pretense to civility quickly gave way to intransigence and scurrility

First Known Use of scurrility

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scurrility was in 1508

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“Scurrility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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