[ US /ˈskɝəɫəs/ ]
[ UK /skˈʌɹɪləs/ ]
  1. expressing offensive reproach
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How To Use scurrilous In A Sentence

  • We still have this need to balance the rehabilitation of offenders and the damage to people by scurrilous allegations.
  • Ours might be a rough old trade, sometimes scurrilous and always noisy. The Sun
  • Asked to rubbish this scurrilous piece of scuttlebutt BT has sheepishly acknowledged that it is true.
  • The work was widely attacked as blasphemous and scurrilous, occasionally praised as blunt and plain; its apparent flippancy was certainly intended to be provocative, and long remained so.
  • Privately, one campaign official says they were aware of several of the more scurrilous rumors about Palin making the rounds of the blogosphere, although the official declined to "dignify" them with any comment. What McCain Didn't Know About Sarah Palin
  • There was one scurrilous edition that teachers swiftly banned. Times, Sunday Times
  • Everyone loved how we deflected their thoughts from the scurrilous rumors of a government-instigated famine in the Ukraine with a veritable cornucopia of terpsichorean appetizers! Diary of a Bolshoi Potato Dancer
  • The trouble is that this Parliament has so many parliamentarians with a rather scurrilous record of consistency on these matters.
  • He described the article as a scurrilous attack on the personal character of a judge, which may constitute a contempt of court.
  • I agree absolutely, that Ritter et al were quite scurrilously disparaged (I remember that Ritter's sanity was called into question at one point).
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