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scurrilous

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Definition offensive language or behavior — especially unjust accusations
  • That is a false and scurrilous accusation.
  • He indulges in scurrilous jests...
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  The Professor
  • This fellow writes in the most scurrilous newspapers; you have told me so yourself.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • scurrilous = offensive — especially in making unjust accusations
  • Satan dropped it there, I take it, intending a scurrilous jest against your reverence.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Curse you and your vile hints, you mongrel, you hanger-on, you scurrilous beast
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  A Millionaire of Yesterday
  • s false and scurrilous accusation, with profound contempt.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • I imagine to myself the scowl of your spiritual eye upon the profanity of that scurrilous Ursa Major.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  Poems
  • THERSITES, a deformed and scurrilous Greek
    Shakespeare, William  --  History of Troilus and Cressida
  • He's a scurrilous dog, that man," she muttered.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • The reporter, Torsson, had cobbled together a scurrilous piece.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Forewarn him that he use no scurrilous words in his tunes.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • Satan dropped it there, I take it, intending a scurrilous jest against your reverence.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Wherever did you hear such a scurrilous rumor?
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • "Scurrilous," I say, correcting him.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "One of those scurrilous things," it attacked starters and trainers and owners and provided gossip to be carefully read between races.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The Marquesa, beside not having heard the scurrilous songs, was in other ways unprepared for the actress's visit.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • They read these scurrilous rags of newspapers, and nothing will suit them but that someone in their town shall get poisoned too.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Musta heard all those scurrilous rumors circulated by the fascist press.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • That said, at a luncheon a few months ago he was regaling the table with an utterly scurrilous story about Fred Astaire which I don't feel can possibly be true.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He told three new stories about Professor Robertshaw, all of them scurrilous and most of them untrue, on their way, and he almost coaxed Martin into cheerfulness.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith

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