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scurrilous

scur·ril·ous

scurrilous

pronunciation:
skuh r ls
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by or given to using vulgar or coarse language.
These rather scurrilous remarks were edited from the tape.He refrained from telling his scurrilous tales while the children were present.Pirates have a reputation for being scurrilous fellows.
synonyms:
bawdy, foul-mouthed, ribald, vulgar
similar words:
coarse, insulting, lewd, offensive, rude
definition 2: containing or marked by abuse or slander.
The candidate's campaign literature put forward a scurrilous attack on his opponent.This is nothing but a scurrilous rumor.They protested the company's scurrilous treatment of workers.
synonyms:
abusive
similar words:
defamatory, indecent, injurious, insulting, libelous, shameful, slanderous
derivations: scurrilously (adv.), scurrilousness (n.)