scurrility

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scurrility \Scur*ril"i*ty\, noun [L. scurrilitas: cf. F. scurrilit['e].]

1. The quality or state of being scurrile or scurrilous; mean, vile, or obscene jocularity.

Your reasons . . . have been sharp and sententious, pleasant without scurrility. --Shak.

2. That which is scurrile or scurrilous; gross or obscene language; low buffoonery; vulgar abuse.

Interrupting prayers and sermons with clamor and scurrility. --Macaulay.

Syn: Scurrilousness; abuse; insolence; vulgarity; indecency.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scurrility

noun

1: foul-mouthed or obscene abuse [syn: {scurrility}, {billingsgate}]


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