Monday, March 8, 2010

word of the day :: scurrilous

[skur-uh-luhs, skuhr]

1. grossly or obscenely abusive: a scurrilous attack on the mayor.
2. characterized by or using low buffoonery; coarsely jocular or derisive: a scurrilous jest.

1570-80; scurrile + -ous
"It hurts me to see her wounded by these scurrilous reports, and not have anyone to put the record straight."
 :: Paul McCartney ::
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