Definition of scurrility in US English:



  • The quality of being scurrilous.

    ‘a mixture of humor and mild scurrility’
    • ‘But some way before halftime - though the pace and scurrility never slacken - it all starts to wear a bit thin.’
    • ‘The host has more success with a mixture of humour and mild scurrility.’
    • ‘But scurrility and elitism should have has no place in these forums.’
    • ‘Anonymous letters echoed all these attacks in every key of scurrility.’
    • ‘Its ethos: ‘We shall banish from our Paper, all Party and Politics, and their constant attendants, scurrility and scandal.’’
    abuse, scurrilousness, disparagement, denigration, deprecation, insult, defamation, slander, libel, scandal, calumny, aspersions, invective, opprobrium, vituperation, vitriol, venom
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