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scurvy

noun

1 scurvy

A condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

synonym: scorbutus.

Dutch: scheurbuik
Polish: cynga, gnilec, szkorbut



adjective

1 scurvy

Of the most contemptible kind:
— A scurvy trick.

synonyms: abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy.

Roget 945: vicious; sinful; sinning etc. v.; wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal; naughty, incorrect; ... show more

Roget 940: dishonest, dishonorable; unconscientious, unscrupulous; fraudulent etc. 545; knavish; disgraceful etc. (disreputable) 974; wicked etc. ... show more

Roget 653: dirty, filthy, grimy; unclean, impure; soiled etc. v.; not to be handled with kid gloves; dusty, snuffy, smutty, sooty, ... show more

Roget 640: insufficient, inadequate; too little etc. 32; not enough etc. 639; unequal to; incompetent etc. (impotent) 158; weighed in the balance and found wanting;" ... show more

Roget 643: unimportant; of little account, of small account, of no account, of little importance, of no importance etc. 642; immaterial; unessential, nonessential; indifferent.    subordinate etc. ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Lombardy leprosy, abject, abominable, anemia, ariboflavinosis, arrant, atrocious, awful, bad, base, base-minded, beastly, beggarly, beneath contempt, beriberi, blameworthy, brutal, cachexia, cheap, cheesy ... show more.

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