scurrility

[ skuh-ril-i-tee ]
/ skəˈrɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural scur·ril·i·ties for 2.

a scurrilous quality or condition.
a scurrilous remark or attack.

Nearby words

  1. scuppernong,
  2. scur,
  3. scurf,
  4. scurfy,
  5. scurrile,
  6. scurrilous,
  7. scurrilously,
  8. scurry,
  9. scurvy,
  10. scurvy grass

Origin of scurrility

From the Latin word scurrīlitās, dating back to 1500–10. See scurrile, -ity

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Word Origin and History for scurrility

scurrility

n.

c.1500, from Latin scurrilitas "buffoonery," from scurrilis (see scurrilous).

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