from a Latin root meaning "buffoon"
- Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, slanderous or abusive language; foul-mouthed.
- Expressed in vulgar, coarse, and abusive language.
- Used most frequently in news reports of celebrities and popular people.
The scurrilous rumor about the noble family is damaging their reputation.
The King faced the scurrilous accusations with poise and grace.