scurrility


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Related to scurrility: ribaldry, conceitedness
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Synonyms for scurrility

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foul-mouthed or obscene abuse

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I should like to argue that Milton's propriety is large enough and vital enough to comprehend and contain the passionate scurrility which shocks us.
This scurrility has the effect of further diminishing the character of the Prince rather than characterizing the Jewish shopkeeper.
But that same print market also made possible the routine accusations of scurrility and criminality against the prophets that eventually consigned many to discredited anonymity.
The Prado Danae, painted to order for Philip II of Spain, reduces myth to scurrility by the introduction of a swarthy and ill-clad procuress, who anxiously catches the coins in her apron.
He aimed for the dissemination of "superior" literary expression "untainted by scurrility and personal abuse.
Theresa's interviews with Les Kennkat, a Russ Meyer type played with crowd-pleasing scurrility by Howard Witt, point up, among other things, the manner in which female sexuality and violence often are linked in both high-and low-end films.
So important is this warning against scurrility and ale-house jesting that Wilson repeats it a second time later on, adding the further caveat that the orator should also "eschue all foolish talke, and Ruffine maners" (138).
In his account of his own life, written shortly before his death, Hume referred to one of Warburton's abusive pamphlets as displaying "all of the illiberal petulance, arrogance, and scurrility, which distinguishes the Warburtonian School.
Atherton has remarked of this period: 'The prints were an expression of a political mythology, of - in part - an Opposition programme' and 'The burlesque of popular humour is earthy, its scurrility uninhibited.
The focus in Muddy York Mud: Scandal and Scurrility in Upper Canada is on the cast of characters and events involved in the Types Riot of 1826 when William Lyon Mackenzie's printing press, on which he produced the Colonial Advocate, was vandalized by an angry mob of York citizens.
It's when sex or scurrility are used for their own sakes that they are in bad taste.
Bale's voluminous writings are characterized by a fiercely partisan spirit, crude but vigorous satire, and frequent scurrility.
Scurrility, assaults, corruption, blatancy were commonplace.
Commonly would some allegation of corruption or abuse be so dispersed, as Isaac Cotton noted in 1622, "cast forth [in] certain rhymes or libells conteyninge as it were a dialogue full of scurrility and rude terms, scoffing and inveighing against [the] authority of officers and civil government, with menaces for subversion of the same and other base matter unfit to be spoken off".
3) distinguishes the proper type and manner of sales from scurrility and buffoonery.