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Definition of "scurril" [scurril]

  • Befitting a vulgar jester; grossly opprobrious; scurrilous; low: as, scurril scoffing; scurril taunts.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "scurril" in a sentence
  • "He replied by “foul, unmannered, scurril taunts,” which only drew forth fresh derision, and the coffee-house keeper laughed consumedly, having probably seldom entertained such “funny gentlemen.”"
  • "A black or malign disposition, an effeminate disposition; an hard inexorable disposition, a wild inhuman disposition, a sheepish disposition, a childish disposition; a blockish, a false, a scurril, a fraudulent, a tyrannical: what then?"
  • "` ` Peace with thy scurril jests! '' answered Edith, colouring deeply --- ` ` Think rather, that for the indulgence of thy mood thou hast lopped from this great enterprise one goodly limb, deprived the Cross of one of its most brave supporters, and placed"
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