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scurrilous
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
offensive language or behavior — especially unjust accusations
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (57% in)
  • For hours Sondelius talked, of Shanghai and epistemology and the painting of Nevinson; for hours he sang scurrilous lyrics of the Quarter, and boomed, "Yey, how I kill the rats at Kellett's wharf today!
    Chapter 33 (96% in)

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