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scurrile

[ skur-il, -ahyl, skuhr- ]
/ ˈskɜr ɪl, -aɪl, ˈskʌr- /
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adjective Archaic.

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Origin of scurrile

1560–70; <Latin scurrīlis jeering, equivalent to scurr(a) buffoon + -īlis-ile

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Example sentences from the Web for scurrile

  • The writers paid by the party antagonistic to the Borgia growth in power therefore slung the more scurrile accusation.

    She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure
  • His companions laughed merrily, and burst out into a scurrile song in ridicule of St. Trochu.

    The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • They made scurrile jests about his figure, as though a statesman must be necessarily a sculptor's model!

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