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English definition of “scurrilous”

scurrilous

adjective     /ˈskʌr.ɪ.ləs/ US  /ˈskɝː-/ formal
expressing unfair or false criticism that is likely to damage someone's reputation : a scurrilous remark / attack / article Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing scurrilously     /-li/ adverb Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
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