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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.


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


(ˈskrɒf yə ləs)

1. pertaining to, resembling, of the nature of, or affected with scrofula.
2. morally tainted.
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"


[ˈskrɒfjʊləs] ADJescrofuloso


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.