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 (skûr′ə-ləs, skŭr′-)
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.
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meinyrîi; òaî aî vera meinyrtur


(ˈskariləs) , ((American) ˈskə:-) adjective
insulting or abusive. a scurrilous poem.
ˈscurrilously adverb
ˈscurrilousness noun
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22) This statement, oddly enough, presumes that the stolen e-mails, in all their scurrilousness, might somehow shed light on American political deliberations that would otherwise be hidden from public view, and that the former KGB officer is some sort of free media advocate.
That was his riposte to Dr Gates' scurrilousness, accusing Queen Nzingha of selling her prisoners-of-war to the Portuguese.
To emphasize the scurrilousness of Bauby's abandonment of his old mistress for his new mistress, Harwood adds a third adorable small child to the two he actually left behind.