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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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The 'Bikoy' video brouhaha has maligned not only President Duterte but also members of his own family; it is actionable for its scurrilousness.
The district attorney offered no evidence other than the copy of Zap 4, whose scurrilousness was supposed to speak for itself.
Chaos, in Moscow's view, causes Russia's adversaries to react hysterically and make seemingly unfounded allegations that, according to Putin, "distract the attention of the American people from the substance of what the hackers had put out." (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.