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 ?
If we had descended to the next order of spectators, we should have found an equal degree of abhorrence, though less of noise and scurrility; yet here the good women gave Black George to the devil, and many of them expected every minute that the cloven-footed gentleman would fetch his own.
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.
So we will train the leaders that "Wait this is not scurrility,.its developing the character of these students)."
The decision was taken at a scurrility meeting held under the chair of the chief election commissioner at the ECP office on Thursday.
The sense of impending apocalypse continues in Yeah number 4 (September 1962), which offers subscriptions for four issues "or until the end of the world." The cover image, a scatological H-bomb joke, is swiped from Paul Krassner's exercise in applied scurrility The Realist.
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.
In Paris, 12 people, including the editor and nine other members of the Charlie Hebdo staff, were murdered while they were holding their regular editorial meeting in their offices by masked men shouting, "We have avenged the Prophet Mohammad!" Their paper, in the words of the BBC, "combines leftwing radicalism with a provocative scurrility that often borders on the obscene."
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.
Raffle tickets and signed copies of Deep's books "Elements" and "He, Felt Scurrility" will be available for sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting the cause.
Her repertoire of scurrility was great, like her recalcitrance.