Definition of scurrilous
- scurrilous imposters who used a religious exterior to rob poor people
- —Edwin Benson
- scurrilous accusations
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scurrilous attacks on the senator
a scurrilous satire on the scandal that enveloped Washington
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: said or done unfairly to make people have a bad opinion of someone
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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