Origin of scurrility
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2. vituperation, abuse, vilification, invective; indecency, vulgarity.
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Examples from the Web for scurrility
It reeked with scurrility and disloyalty from beginning to end.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
John Charles Dent
There is the low joke which arises from scurrility and idle conceit.Book of Wise Sayings
W. A. Clouston
His tongue might avenge him; scurrility is his strong point.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4
Lucian of Samosata
Compare his geniality with the scurrility of the smart writers.Theodore Watts-Dunton
Most of the newspapers contain nothing but scurrility and abuse.My Memoirs
Word Origin and History for scurrility
c.1500, from Latin scurrilitas "buffoonery," from scurrilis (see scurrilous).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper