scurrility

[skuh-ril-i-tee]
noun, plural scurrilities for 2.
1.
a scurrilous quality or condition.
2.
a scurrilous remark or attack.

Origin:
1500–10; < Latin scurrīlitās. See scurrile, -ity


2. vituperation, abuse, vilification, invective; indecency, vulgarity.
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scurrilous (ˈskʌrɪləs)
 
adj
1.  grossly or obscenely abusive or defamatory
2.  characterized by gross or obscene humour
 
[C16: from Latin scurrīlis derisive, from scurra buffoon]
 
scurrility
 
n
 
'scurrilousness
 
n
 
'scurrilously
 
adv

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Example sentences
There was much scurrility in between, and its ferocity never slackened.
They are by no means free from the scurrility which was characteristic of that age of controversy.
During all this period the political bitterness was intense, as the scurrility of the newspapers bore witness.
The newspapers reviled their opponents with the utmost bitterness, and often with ferocious scurrility.
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