scurrility

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Synonyms for scurrility

Synonyms for scurrility

foul-mouthed or obscene abuse

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Alphabetically Arranged (1803) describes (through her acknowledged informant, William Graham's sister) the mistreatment that Macaulay endured: "The author was attacked by petty and personal scurrilities, to which it was believed her sex would render her vulnerable.
Its forms are as varied as its victims: from an anonymous medieval invective against social injustice to the superb wit of Geoffrey Chaucer and the laughter of Rabelais; from the burlesque of Luigi Pulci to the scurrilities of Pietro Aretino and the "black humor" of Lenny Bruce; from the flailings of John Marston and the mordancies of Francisco Gomez de Quevedo to the bite of Jean de La Fontaine and the great dramatic structures of Ben Jonson and Moliere; from an epigram of Martial to the fictions of Nikolay Gogol and of Gunter Grass and the satirical utopias of Yevgeny Zamyatin, Aldous Huxley, and George Orwell.
JOHN GEE's The Foot Out of the Snare: with a detection of sundry late practices and impostures of the priests and Jesuites in England is a brief (fifty-five pages in this edition) and typical, even predictable, anti-Romish (and more particularly, anti-Jesuitical) tract of the early seventeenth century, recycling anecdotes, scurrilities, and accusations from other polemical pamphlets, with little call upon our attention were it not for two facts: first, the curious history of its author; and secondly, its appended catalogue of Popish bookes lately dispersed in our kingdome; the printers, binders, sellers and dispersers of such bookes; Romish priests and Jesuites resident about London; Popish physicians practising about London.