scurrilous

adjective scur·ri·lous \ ˈskər-ə-ləs , ˈskə-rə- \

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

scurrilously

adverb

scurrilousness

noun

Examples of scurrilous in a Sentence

  1. scurrilous attacks on the senator

  2. a scurrilous satire on the scandal that enveloped Washington

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First Known Use of scurrilous

1576


SCURRILOUS Defined for English Language Learners

scurrilous

adjective

Definition of scurrilous for English Language Learners

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



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