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
His longstanding and intimate links to the scurrilous press is not just one of his quirks, but integral to his political identity.
The reaction to the Kathy Griffin photograph is encouraging; the success of the more scurrilous late-night talk show hosts, and Trump's continuing unpresidential blogging, is not.
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.
Trump’s team has dismissed the dossier as entirely scurrilous.
As false and often scurrilous news proliferates on the internet, those values are in tension more than ever, as the case of Chobani v. Alex Jones shows.
The scurrilous theft of San Jose Aviation Director Kim Becker by the larger San Diego International Airport is a second whammy to San Jose.
There was an obelisk with a profile of Pushkin, a modest bouquet of purple flowers at its base, memorializing the duel with a French officer whom Pushkin accused of spreading scurrilous rumors about Pushkin’s twife.
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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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