scurrility

noun
scur·​ril·​i·​ty | \skə-ˈri-lə-tē \
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

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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