Scurviest
Scurvy Scur"vy, a. [Compar. {Scurvier}; superl. {Scurviest}.] [From {Scurf}; cf. {Scurvy}, n.] 1. Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy. ``Whatsoever man . . . be scurvy or scabbed.'' --Lev. xxi. 18, 20. [1913 Webster]

2. Vile; mean; low; vulgar; contemptible. ``A scurvy trick.'' --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]

That scurvy custom of taking tobacco. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

[He] spoke spoke such scurvy and provoking terms. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scurvier — Scurvy Scur vy, a. [Compar. {Scurvier}; superl. {Scurviest}.] [From {Scurf}; cf. {Scurvy}, n.] 1. Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy. Whatsoever man . . . be scurvy or scabbed. Lev. xxi …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scurvy — Scur vy, a. [Compar. {Scurvier}; superl. {Scurviest}.] [From {Scurf}; cf. {Scurvy}, n.] 1. Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy. Whatsoever man . . . be scurvy or scabbed. Lev. xxi. 18,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • scurvy — noun a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, characterized by swollen bleeding gums and the opening of previously healed wounds. adjective (scurvier, scurviest) archaic worthless or contemptible. Derivatives scurvily adverb Origin ME (as… …   English new terms dictionary

  • scurvy — /ˈskɜvi / (say skervee) noun 1. a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, etc., due to a diet lacking in vitamin C. –adjective (scurvier, scurviest) 2. low, mean, or contemptible: a scurvy trick.… …   Australian English dictionary

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