Scur*ril"i*ty (?), n. [L. scurrilitas: cf. F.scurrilit'e.]

1.

The quality or state of being scurrile or scurrilous; mean, vile, or obscene jocularity.

Your reasons . . . have been sharp and sententious, pleasant without scurrility. Shak.

2.

That which is scurrile or scurrilous; gross or obscene language; low buffoonery; vulgar abuse.

Interrupting prayers and sermons with clamor and scurrility. Macaulay.

Syn. -- Scurrilousness; abuse; insolence; vulgarity; indecency.

 

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