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scrof·u·lous

 (skrŏf′yə-ləs)
adj.
1. Relating to, affected with, or resembling scrofula.
2. Morally degenerate; corrupt: "a scrofulous, grim, darkly funny burlesque on art, celebrity, and love" (Stephen Schiff).

scrof′u·lous·ly adv.
scrof′u·lous·ness n.

scrofulous

(ˈskrɒfjʊləs)
adj
1. (Pathology) of, relating to, resembling, or having scrofula
2. morally degraded
ˈscrofulously adv
ˈscrofulousness n

scrof•u•lous

(ˈskrɒf yə ləs)

adj.
1. pertaining to, resembling, of the nature of, or affected with scrofula.
2. morally tainted.
[1605–15]
scrof′u•lous•ly, adv.
scrof′u•lous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scrofulous - afflicted with scrofula
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
2.scrofulous - morally contaminated; "denounce the scrofulous wealth of the times"- J.D.Hart
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
3.scrofulous - having a diseased appearance resembling scrofula; "our canoe...lay with her scrofulous sides on the shore"- Farley Mowat
ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"
Translations

scrofulous

[ˈskrɒfjʊləs] ADJescrofuloso

scrofulous

adj (dated Med) → skrofulös; (depraved) → verkommen
References in classic literature ?
Rickety dwellings of undoubted fashion, but of a capacity to hold nothing comfortably except a dismal smell, looked like the last result of the great mansions' breeding in-and-in; and, where their little supplementary bows and balconies were supported on thin iron columns, seemed to be scrofulously resting upon crutches.