scurrilous

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

Definition of scurrilous

  1. 1a :  using or given to coarse languageb :  vulgar and evil <scurrilous imposters who used a religious exterior to rob poor people — Edwin Benson>

  2. 2 :  containing obscenities, abuse, or slander <scurrilous accusations>

scurrilously

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scurrilousness

noun

Examples of scurrilous in a sentence

  1. scurrilous attacks on the senator

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

1576

First Known Use of scurrilous

1576


SCURRILOUS Defined for English Language Learners

scurrilous

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

Definition of scurrilous for English Language Learners

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



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