Scurviness Scur"vi*ness, n. The quality or state of being scurvy; vileness; meanness. [1913 Webster]

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  • scurviness — noun see scurvy II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scurviness — See scurvily. * * * …   Universalium

  • scurviness — noun The quality or state of being scurvy; vileness; meanness …   Wiktionary

  • scurviness — n. condition of being scurvy; spitefulness, meanness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scurviness — n. Meanness, vileness, baseness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scurviness — scur·vi·ness …   English syllables

  • scurviness — vēnə̇s, vin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being scurvy …   Useful english dictionary

  • scurvy — I. noun Etymology: 2scurvy Date: circa 1565 a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C and characterized by spongy gums, loosening of the teeth, and a bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes II. adjective Etymology: scurf Date: 1579 arousing… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scurvy — scurvily, adv. scurviness, n. /skerr vee/, n., adj., scurvier, scurviest. n. 1. Pathol. a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, etc., due to a diet lacking in vitamin C. adj. 2. contemptible;… …   Universalium

  • baseness — Synonyms and related words: abjectness, abominability, abominableness, arrantness, atrociousness, awfulness, badness, beastliness, beggarliness, bestiality, brutality, chicanery, coarseness, commonness, commonplaceness, contemptibility,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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