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Meaning of SCURRILOUS

Pronunciation:  'skurulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  expressing offensive reproach
 

SCURRILOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: abusive, insulting, offensive, opprobrious, scornful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scur"ril*ous\, a. [See Scurrile.]
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. Containing low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; vile;
   obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous language.

         The absurd and scurrilous sermon which had very
         unwisely been honored with impeachment. --Macaulay.

Syn: Opprobrious; abusive; reproachful; insulting; insolent;
     offensive; gross; vile; vulgar; low; foul; foul-mouthed;
     indecent; scurrile; mean. -- {Scur"ril*ous*ly}, adv. --
     {Scur"ril*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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