scurrile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French scurrile, from Latin scurrilis.

Adjective[edit]

scurrile (comparative more scurrile, superlative most scurrile)

  1. (archaic) Scurrilous.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Mleancholy, III.1.1.i:
      ’Tis not scurrile this, but chaste, honest, most part serious, and even of religion itself.
    • Cowley
      The wretched affectation of scurrile laughter.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      A scurrile or obscene jest will better advance you at the court of Charles than your father's ancient name.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

scurrile m, f (masculine and feminine plural scurrili)

  1. scurrilous, coarse

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