Scurrilous Definition

skûrə-ləs, skŭr-
adjective
Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language.
American Heritage
Characterized by indecent or abusive language; coarse; vulgar.
Webster's New World
Maliciously insulting; slanderous, libelous, etc.
Webster's New World
The definition of scurrilous is something that is very abusive, or is scandalous and potentially harmful rumors spread to ruin someone's reputation.
A nasty, verbal, abusive attack on a teacher is an example of a scurrilous attack.
An untrue rumor spread for the purposes of making a politician look bad to voters is an example of something that would be described as scurrilous.
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Origin of Scurrilous

  • From Latin scurrilis (“buffoon-like"), from scurra (“a buffoon").

    From Wiktionary

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