Definition of Scurrile

1. a. Such as befits a buffoon or vulgar jester; grossly opprobrious or loudly jocose in language; scurrilous; as, scurrile taunts.



Definition of Scurrile

1. Adjective. (archaic) Scurrilous. ¹

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Definition of Scurrile

1. expressed in coarse and abusive language [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scurrile

scups
scur
scurfier
scurfiest
scurfily
scurfiness
scurfs
scurfy
scurred
scurried
scurrier
scurriers
scurries
scurril
scurrile (current term)
scurrilities
scurrility
scurrilous
scurrilously
scurrilousness
scurring
scurrit
scurry
scurrying
scurs
scurvier
scurvies
scurviest
scurvily

Literary usage of Scurrile

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1880)
"Any scurrile pamphlet is welcome to our mercenary stationers in English; they print all, ... scurrile ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1870)
"Any scurrile pamphlet is welcome to our mercenary stationers in English; they print all, ... scurrile ..."

3. M. Tullii Ciceronis de oratore libri tres, with notes by A.S. Wilkins by Marcus Tullius Cicero (1881)
"Sed sedebat iudex L. Aurifex brevior ipse quam testis etiam : omnis est risus in iudicem conversus ; visum est totum scurrile ridiculum. ..."

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