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scurrilous

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scur=ril=ous

CIDE DICTIONARY

scurrilousa. [See Scurrile.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Containing low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; vile; obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous language.  [1913 Webster]
    "The absurd and scurrilous sermon which had very unwisely been honored with impeachment."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Opprobrious; abusive; reproachful; insulting; insolent; offensive; gross; vile; vulgar; low; foul; foul-mouthed; indecent; scurrile; mean.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scurrilous, adj.
1 (of a person or language) grossly or indecently abusive.
2 given to or expressed with low humour.

Derivative
scurrility n. (pl. -ies). scurrilously adv. scurrilousness n.
Etymology
F scurrile or L scurrilus f. scurra buffoon

THESAURUS

scurrilous

Fescennine, Rabelaisian, abusive, atrocious, back-biting, backhand, backhanded, bawdy, belittling, bitchy, blasphemous, blue, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, coarse, comminatory, contemptuous, contumelious, cursing, damnatory, defamatory, degrading, denunciatory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogative, derogatory, detractory, dirty, disparaging, dysphemistic, epithetic, excommunicative, excommunicatory, foul, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, foul-tongued, fulminatory, fulsome, gross, humiliating, imprecatory, impure, indecent, insolent, insulting, invective, ithyphallic, left-handed, lewd, libelous, licentious, low, lurid, maledictory, malign, minimizing, nasty, obscene, offending, offensive, opprobrious, outrageous, pejorative, pornographic, profane, raunchy, raw, ribald, ridiculing, risque, salacious, scabrous, scandalous, scatologic, scurrile, slanderous, slighting, smoking-room, smutty, sultry, truculent, unchaste, unclean, unprintable, unrepeatable, unspeakable, vile, vilifying, vituperative, vulgar

ROGET THESAURUS

scurrilous

Ridicule

N ridicule, derision, sardonic smile, sardonic grin, irrision, scoffing, mockery, quiz, banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage, quizzing, asteism, squib, satire, skit, quip, quib, grin, parody, burlesque, travesty, travestie, farce, caricature, buffoonery, practical joke, horseplay, scorn, contempt, derisory, derisive, mock, mocking, sarcastic, ironic, ironical, quizzical, burlesque, Hudibrastic, scurrilous, in ridicule.

Disrespect

N disrespect, disesteem, disestimation, disparagement irreverence, slight, neglect, spretae injuria formae, superciliousness, vilipendency, vilification, contumely, affront, dishonor, insult, indignity, outrage, discourtesy, practical joking, scurrility, scoffing, sibilance, hissing, sibilation, irrision, derision, mockery, irony, sarcasm, hiss, hoot, boo, gibe, flout, jeer, scoff, gleek, taunt, sneer, quip, fling, wipe, slap in the face, disrespectful, aweless, irreverent, disparaging, insulting, supercilious, contemptuous, patronizing, rude, derisive, sarcastic, scurrile, scurrilous, contumelious, unrespected, unworshiped, unenvied, unsaluted, unregarded, disregarded, disrespectfully.

Detraction

N detraction, disparagement, depreciation, vilification, obloquy, scurrility, scandal, defamation, aspersion, traducement, slander, calumny, obtrectation, evil-speaking, backbiting, scandalum magnatum, personality, libel, lampoon, skit, pasquinade, chronique scandaleuse, roorback, sarcasm, cynicism, criticism (disapprobation), invective, envenomed tongue, spretae injuria formae, personality, libel, lampoon, skit, pasquinade, chronique scandaleuse, roorback, detractor, detracting, defamatory, detractory, derogatory, deprecatory, catty, disparaging, libelous, scurrile, scurrilous, abusive, foul- spoken, foul-tongued, foul-mouthed, slanderous, calumnious, calumniatory, sarcastic, sardonic, sarcastic, satirical, cynical, critical, damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and without sneering, teach the rest to sneer, another lie nailed to the counter, cut men's throats with whisperings, foul whisperings are abroad, soft-buzzing slander, virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes.


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