grossly or obscenely abusive: a scurrilous attack on the mayor.
characterized by or using low buffoonery; coarsely jocular or derisive: a scurrilous jest.
- scur·ril·ous·ly, adverb
- scur·ril·ous·ness, noun
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How to use scurrilous in a sentence
Yet he made Wilkinson’s report wholly invisible and nonverbal, and tapped two of the most scurrilous men in the league on the wrist.In NFL’s latest crisis of public trust, Roger Goodell is nowhere to be found | Sally Jenkins | October 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Failing that, Abrams should issue a public apology to Hagel for making this scurrilous charge.
And this time there will be no internal committees of enquiry or scurrilous U.N. Goldstone commissions.
The White House counsel was done in by a scurrilous leaks campaign.
During its one year in office, the Zardari government has passed two measly but scurrilous bills.
Whether he was hurt or not, Wilkinson could talk, for he was pouring out scurrilous epithets.The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
At my first appearance, many of the young members affronted me highly, and demanded several scurrilous questions.Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
In Grundtvig, the taunting degenerates into a scurrilous tirade.The Translations of Beowulf | Chauncey Brewster Tinker
The alleged oath is scurrilous, wicked and libelous and must be the invention of an impious and venomous mind.The Modern Ku Klux Klan | Henry Peck Fry
The old scurrilous ballads against the mass and relics were heard in the streets.History of the English People | John Richard Green
British Dictionary definitions for scurrilous
grossly or obscenely abusive or defamatory
characterized by gross or obscene humour
- scurrility (skəˈrɪlɪtɪ) or scurrilousness, noun
- scurrilously, adverb
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