scurrility

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scur·ril·i·ty

 (skə-rĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. scur·ril·i·ties
1. The quality of being vulgar, coarse, or abusive.
2. A vulgar, coarse, or abusive remark or passage.

scur•ril•i•ty

(skəˈrɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a scurrilous quality or condition.
2. a scurrilous remark or attack.
[1500–10; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scurrility - foul-mouthed or obscene abusescurrility - foul-mouthed or obscene abuse  
contumely, insult, revilement, vilification, abuse - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"

scurrility

noun
Translations

scurrility

[skʌˈrɪlɪtɪ] Nlo difamatorio, lo calumnioso

scurrility

n (= abusiveness)Ehrenrührigkeit f; (of person)verleumderische Art; (= abusive remark)Verleumdung f, → Verunglimpfung f; (= indecency)Zotigkeit f, → Unflätigkeit f; (= indecent remark)zotige or unflätige Bemerkung

scurrility

[skəˈrɪlɪtɪ] n (frm) → scurrilità
References in classic literature ?
By 1652 it had resulted in the loss of Milton's eyesight, previously over-strained by his studies--a sacrifice in which he gloried but which lovers of poetry must always regret, especially since the controversy largely consisted, according to the custom of the time, in a disgusting exchange of personal scurrilities.
Well, Trump has gone into new territory, and reporting him means using the sort of scurrilities that were once cut out of news reports almost automatically.
Perhaps Hitler borrowed antisemitic scurrilities from Kraus, and Kraus was, therefore, a model for Hitler's fateful antisemitism.