from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a scurvy manner; meanly; shabbily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a scurvy manner.

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  • adverb In a scurvy manner; contemptibly; despicably; in a low, disgusting and mean way.

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  • adverb in a despicable, ignoble manner


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  • It's my firm conviction that Griffiths is a rogue, and that he treated me quite scurvily yesterday.


  • 'See but the different way in which things strike people! however, it is not very pretty in you, Camilla, to praise him for treating me so scurvily.


  • Damascus, 463 and see what hath become of the cook whose sweetmeats we ate and whose head we broke, for indeed he was kind to us and we entreated him scurvily.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The next day Voltaire saw his man in prison with irons on and praying an alms from the passers-by, and so asked him whether he still thought as scurvily of an archbishop in


  • We are come off but scurvily from our second attempt upon St. Malo; it is our last for this season; and, in my mind, should be our last forever, unless we were to send so great a sea and land force as to give us a moral certainty of taking some place of great importance, such as Brest,

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • I replied that, as he had treated us so scurvily, even forbidding his people to sell us any food, if he did not bring us a fowl and some eggs as part of his duty as a chief, he should receive no present from me.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Honest Crowe thought himself scurvily used by a man whom he had cultivated with such humility and veneration; and, after an incoherent ejaculation of sea oaths, went in quest of his nephew, in order to make him acquainted with this unlucky transaction.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • Then what signifies calling every moment upon the devil, and courting his friendship, since you find how scurvily he uses you.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • He was no sooner disengaged, than he betook himself to his heels, and left me to maintain the dispute as I should think proper; and, indeed, I came off but scurvily, for, before I could avail myself of my speed, I received a blow on the eye, from one of the other two, that had well nigh deprived me of the use of that organ.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • The Prince treated me very scurvily, Alfred, and I shall take an opportunity of telling him so on Monday.

    The Way We Live Now


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