What does the word scurrilous mean?

Usage examples for scurrilous

  1. The other faction, more patriotic in theory, cried aloud stinking fish, and by scurrilous over- statement defeated their own ends. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. One of the curiosities of the time is The Court and Kitchen of Elizabeth, commonly called Joan Cromwell, the Wife of the Late Usurper Truly Described and Represented and now made Publick for general Satisfaction, 1644. The preface is scurrilous beyond belief. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  3. He would just as soon have thought of publishing a scurrilous libel about those whom he loved best, as of allowing their names to be paraded for the world's amusement and criticism. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
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