scurrilous


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scur·ri·lous

 (skûr′ə-ləs, skŭr′-)
adj.
1. Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language.
2. Expressed in vulgar, coarse, or abusive language.
3. Of a malicious or slanderous nature; defamatory: "The law affords them wide First Amendment protection ... even when they write scurrilous lies" (Richard Curtis).

scur′ri·lous·ly adv.
scur′ri·lous·ness n.

scurrilous

(ˈskʌrɪləs)
adj
1. grossly or obscenely abusive or defamatory
2. characterized by gross or obscene humour
[C16: from Latin scurrīlis derisive, from scurra buffoon]
scurrility, ˈscurrilousness n
ˈscurrilously adv

scur•ril•ous

(ˈskɜr ə ləs, ˈskʌr-)

adj.
1. grossly or obscenely abusive.
2. coarsely jocular or derisive.
[1570–80; < Latin scurrīlis jeering, derivative of scurra buffoon]
scur′ril•ous•ly, adv.
scur′ril•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scurrilous - expressing offensive reproachscurrilous - expressing offensive reproach  
offensive - causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks"

scurrilous

scurrilous

adjective
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by verbal abuse:
2. Offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunchy.
Translations
مُقْذِع، بَذيء
sprostý
fornærmendegrov
meinyrtur
nešvankumas
aizvainojošspiedauzīgs
küfürlüsövgülü

scurrilous

[ˈskʌrɪləs] ADJ [gossip, allegations, article] → difamatorio, calumnioso; [publication] → calumnioso
to make a scurrilous attack on sbcalumniar a algndifamar a algn

scurrilous

[ˈskʌrɪləs] adj [allegation, claim, story, article, magazine] → diffamatoire

scurrilous

adj (= abusive)verleumderisch; remark, attack, story alsoehrenrührig; (= indecent)unflätig, zotig

scurrilous

[ˈskʌrɪləs] adj (remark) → scurrile; (attack) → di bassa lega

scurrilous

(ˈskariləs) , ((American) ˈskə:-) adjective
insulting or abusive. a scurrilous poem.
ˈscurrilously adverb
ˈscurrilousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Those who sat in the world's upper gallery treated that incident, I am well convinced, with their usual vociferation; and every term of scurrilous reproach was most probably vented on that occasion.
s false and scurrilous accusation, with profound contempt.
I imagine to myself the scowl of your spiritual eye upon the profanity of that scurrilous Ursa Major.
Curse you and your vile hints, you mongrel, you hanger-on, you scurrilous beast
Satan dropped it there, I take it, intending a scurrilous jest against your reverence.
He indulges in scurrilous jests, and the bride was his affianced one
Quoth the Bishop, "Mayhap that was what I meant to say, Sir Richard; but this I will say, that I saw thee just now laugh at the scurrilous jests of these fellows.
Despicable trickery at elections; under-handed tamperings with public officers; cowardly attacks upon opponents, with scurrilous newspapers for shields, and hired pens for daggers; shameful trucklings to mercenary knaves, whose claim to be considered, is, that every day and week they sow new crops of ruin with their venal types, which are the dragon's teeth of yore, in everything but sharpness; aidings and abettings of every bad inclination in the popular mind, and artful suppressions of all its good influences: such things as these, and in a word, Dishonest Faction in its most depraved and most unblushing form, stared out from every corner of the crowded hall.
Keeping verbal onslaught up, Maryam claimed such scurrilous tactics are adopted by only those who face defeat in their lives.
Why then have we not heard any Welsh Labour voices - let alone Mr Jones' own - raised in opposition to the scurrilous attack on the standards of medical and nursing care at the University Hospital of Wales made by Ann Clwyd, Labour MP for Cynon Valley in the House of Commons and repeated in her recently published autobiography?
But after that scurrilous story about David Cameron misusing his manhood at a snooty university dinner, it was bound to happen.