NOUN
  1. foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
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How To Use scurrility In A Sentence

  • This did not appease: but on the return of the bill to the House of Lords, where our amendments were to be read, the Chancellor in the most personal terms harangued against Fox, and concluded with saying that “he despised his scurrility as much as his adulation and recantation.” Letters of Horace Walpole 01
  • Even from the eutrapelia which might signify a bon-mot, literally, and which certainly is not "scurrility," unless the apostle was ironical, reflecting on jokes with heathen considered ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
  • Oxford; a good sort of a man, though most ridiculously warped in his political principles; but his partiality is the less offensive, as it never appears in the stile of scurrility and abuse. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
  • Mr Counsellor Fielding follows his retrospect of this strenuous attack on the law with a declaration that, henceforth, he intends to forsake the pursuit of that 'foolscap' literary fame, and the company of the 'infamous' nine Muses; a decision based partly on the insubstantial nature of the rewards achieved, and partly it would seem due to the fact that at Fielding's innocent door had been laid, he declares, half the anonymous scurrility, indecency, treason, and blasphemy that the few last years had produced. Henry Fielding A Memoir
  • Its ethos: ‘We shall banish from our Paper, all Party and Politics, and their constant attendants, scurrility and scandal.’
  • Anonymous letters echoed all these attacks in every key of scurrility.
  • But some way before halftime - though the pace and scurrility never slacken - it all starts to wear a bit thin.
  • “Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.” How to Write Conversationally | Write to Done
  • The host has more success with a mixture of humour and mild scurrility.
  • Both of these, however, may be referred to the words which may happen to be sinful, either by reason of excess which belongs to "loquaciousness," or by reason of unbecomingness, which belongs to "scurrility. Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province
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