The White House counsel was done in by a scurrilous leaks campaign.
During its one year in office, the Zardari government has passed two measly but scurrilous bills.
Failing that, Abrams should issue a public apology to Hagel for making this scurrilous charge.
"using such language as only the licence of a buffoon can warrant" [Johnson], 1570s, from scurrile "coarsely joking" (c.1500, implied in scurrility), from Latin scurrilis "buffoonlike," from scurra "fashionable city idler, man-about-town," later "buffoon." According to Klein, "an Etruscan loan-word." Related: Scurrilously; scurrilousness.