Definition of scurrilous
1a : using or given to coarse languageb : vulgar and evil scurrilous imposters who used a religious exterior to rob poor people — Edwin Benson
2 : containing obscenities, abuse, or slander scurrilous accusations
Examples of scurrilous in a Sentence
scurrilous attacks on the senator
a scurrilous satire on the scandal that enveloped Washington
Recent Examples of scurrilous from the Web
And a set of rules, rather than restraining the guest’s experience, is meant to help guide that guest, and everyone else, through a pleasant evening accompanied by the gentle clink of glasses rather than a scurrilous roar.
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First Known Use of scurrilous
SCURRILOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scurrilous for English Language Learners
: said or done unfairly to make people have a bad opinion of someone
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