scurvy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scurvy

(noun) a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
Synonyms : scorbutus

(adj) of the most contemptible kind
Synonyms : abject , low , low-down , miserable , scummy
Example Sentence
  • abject cowardice
  • a low stunt to pull
  • a low-down sneak
  • his miserable treatment of his family
  • You miserable skunk!
  • a scummy rabble
  • a scurvy trick

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scurvy

SCURVY is a deadly disease. So people suffering from this vitamin c deficiency are low in health.
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by imajeeth

Scurvy (crooked teeth)is a gums disease which is characterized by excess dental bleeding. If ur freind has excess bleeding as he doesnt brush teeth then u hate him i.e dispicable or contemptible.
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by balkrishnaparajuli

From SCURVY the thing comes to my mind is "SuCk URVY", in punjabi and hindi urvy is a vegitabel. Some people hate to see sucking urvy. So u SuCk URVY u are CONTEMPTIBLE.
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by adeelbutt

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