Scurrilous

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.
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2. Containing low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; vile; obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous language.
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The absurd and scurrilous sermon which had very unwisely been honored with impeachment.
Macaulay.
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Syn. -- Opprobrious; abusive; reproachful; insulting; insolent; offensive; gross; vile; vulgar; low; foul; foul-mouthed; indecent; scurrile; mean.
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-- Scur"ril*ous*ly, adv. -- Scur"ril*ous*ness, n.
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