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Scurrilous meaning

scurrilous - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Using the low and indecent language of the meaner sort of people, or such as only the license of buffoons can warrant; as, a scurrilous fellow.
  2. 2. Containing low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; vile; obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous language.

scurrilous - examples of usage

  1. Soon after his confinement, Mrs. Bradley petitioned Tarleton to liberate her husband, but he treated her with scurrilous language and great brutality. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. He is probably going to buy more paper for his scurrilous screeds." - "The Secrets of Potsdam", William Le Queux.
  3. The papers were various, but the scurrilous hand was the clever and evasive one of some person who certainly knew the innermost secrets of the German Court. - "The Secrets of Potsdam", William Le Queux.
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