Definition of scurrilous in English:

scurrilous

Line breaks: scur¦ril|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈskʌrɪləs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

scurrilously

adverb
More example sentences
  • I have stuck to my mandate when being scurrilously attacked by my co-executive officers and the SFU administration.
  • Some are scurrilously unrepeatable, even virulently nasty, fit only for the twilight gossiping hours in the Ubiquitous Chip.
  • He also asserts, scurrilously, that officials helped Celtic.

scurrilousness

noun
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  • I don't understand why the press doesn't expose this sort of thing - as in hammer the facts of the matter and the scurrilousness of the ad itself until the entire country knows about it, and knows every detail.

Origin

late 16th century: from French scurrile or Latin scurrilus (from scurra 'buffoon') + -ous.

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