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Word: scurrilous

Definition: abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark


Sentences Containing 'scurrilous'

He came to prominence as "laureled" leader of the Catalian Band, a circle of court poets headed by the King after being declared victor over a rival poet, Patrick Hume of Polwarth, in a comically scurrilous flyting, or poetic duel.
In 1827 he was appointed to the Moscow Censorship Committee, from which he was dismissed in 1832 for allowing the publication of a "scurrilous" pamphlet on drunken policemen; in 1833 he became an inspector at the Grand Duke Constantine School of Surveying, and in 1835 the first director of the Constantine Geodetic Institute ("Konstantinovsky mezhevoi institut").
It was one way to stave off what he considered scurrilous lawsuits and "to save myself hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees," he told his biographers.
The children of these will often be at the end of the story the only ones to solve complicated situations that create their own fathers, who do nothing but get involved in intrigues with glue underworld stories of betrayal and love.Italian critics have often considered of little value ethical and educational uan such films because they contain large amounts of scurrilous and vulgar phrases and characters provide a bad example of education to young viewers.
Wardrop was associated with Thomas Wakley in the founding of "The Lancet" in 1823, for which he first wrote savage articles and, later, witty and scurrilous lampoons in his column 'Intercepted Letters'.

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