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. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Opprobrious; abusive; reproachful; insulting; insolent; offensive; gross; vile; vulgar; low; foul; foul-mouthed; indecent; scurrile; mean. [1913 Webster] -- {Scur"ril*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Scur"ril*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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