Part of speech: adjective

Grossly offensive or vulgar; opprobrious. Scurril.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", George A. Lawrence.