scurrility


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Related to scurrility: ribaldry, conceitedness

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 ?
Indeed, though Indians are generally very lofty, rhetorical, and figurative in their language at all great talks, and high ceremonials, yet, if trappers and traders may be believed, they are the most unsavory vagabonds in their ordinary colloquies; they make no hesitation to call a spade a spade; and when they once undertake to call hard names, the famous pot and kettle, of vituperating memory, are not to be compared with them for scurrility of epithet.
If they believe what the President did was scurrility, and most of us also share the same view, why would they do the same thing?
Hobbes calling it "celerity of imagining" made it sound like a condition to which one ought to aspire, but the New Foundling Hospital for Wit dubbed it "profaneness, indecency, immorality, scurrility, mimickry, buffoonery; abuse of all good men, and especially of the clergy" (15).
When the us is placed at the top of the hierarchy we allow ourselves to vent our frustration uncontrollably, through the use of scurrility, which usually embodies our latent prejudices, in order to reaffirm our place in the social scale, our status, power and wealth.
He said that scurrility arrangements in educational institutions should be completed at the earliest.
Their paper, in the words of the BBC, "combines leftwing radicalism with a provocative scurrility that often borders on the obscene.
The draft also includes an increase in the number of days allotted for the scurrility of candidates from 7 to 15 days.
Si, dans le cas de Brutus, les lay magistrates avaient rendu un jugement ecrit indiquant, par exemple, que insulting behaviour connotes the idea of a contemptuous or scornful display liable to offend individuals in their personal dignity, such as racist invective or scurrility, le resultat de l'appel a la Chambre des Lords aurait pu etre different.
Her repertoire of scurrility was great, like her recalcitrance.
Or an appearance of the villain may prompt the rehearsal of a nasty electronic wail that serves to represent his evil intent, his callous scurrility, and his maleficent machinations" (p.
In the same context he also condemns scurrility, useless words, and all words leading to laughter.
That relationship was once more a subject of scurrility and discussion following the recent visit by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, emir of Qatar to Gaza, which has been under an Israeli siege soon following Hamas' victory in the general elections in 2006.