scurrilous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scurrilis (buffoon-like), from scurra (a buffoon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈskɜɹələs/, /ˈskʌɹələs/

Adjective[edit]

scurrilous (comparative more scurrilous, superlative most scurrilous)

  1. (of a person) given to vulgar verbal abuse; foul-mouthed
  2. (of language) coarse, vulgar, abusive, or slanderous
    • 2014 July 29, "On chutzpah and war," Aljazeera.com (retrieved 29 July 2014):
      Perhaps the greatest chutzpah is the term itself, moving from scurrilous origins to something admirable.

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