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Meaning of SCURRILITY

Pronunciation:  sku'rilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
 

SCURRILITY is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: billingsgate
 
 See Also: abuse, contumely, insult, revilement, vilification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scur*ril"i*ty\, n. [L. scurrilitas: cf. F.
scurrilit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being scurrile or scurrilous;
   mean, vile, or obscene jocularity.

         Your reasons . . . have been sharp and sententious,
         pleasant without scurrility.          --Shak.

2. That which is scurrile or scurrilous; gross or obscene
   language; low buffoonery; vulgar abuse.

         Interrupting prayers and sermons with clamor and
         scurrility.                           --Macaulay.

Syn: Scurrilousness; abuse; insolence; vulgarity; indecency.

 

 

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