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scurrilous

adjective uk   /ˈskʌr.ɪ.ləs/ us    /ˈskɝː-/ formal
expressing unfair or false criticism that is likely to damage someone's reputation: a scurrilous remark/attack/articleDamaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
scurrilously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
(Definition of scurrilous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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