What does scurrility mean?

scurrility meaning in General Dictionary

foul-mouthed or obscene punishment

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  • the product quality or condition to be scurrile or scurrilous mean vile or obscene jocularity
  • the standard or condition of being scurrile or scurrilous; mean, vile, or obscene jocularity.
  • what is scurrile or scurrilous; gross or obscene language; reasonable buffoonery; vulgar punishment.

scurrility meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, from Latin scurrilitas "buffoonery," from scurrilis (see scurrilous).


Sentence Examples with the word scurrility

In the Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie, an outstanding specimen of a favourite northern form, analogous to the continental estrif, or tenzone, he and his rival reach a height of scurrility which is certainly without parallel in English literature.

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