- s rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
- s dealing with salacious or indecent material
a scabrous novel
- A few dumb gags about ROTC thugs and big breasts do not detract from the film's scabrous assaults on undergraduate caste systems, sanctimonious preppies and liberal pieties.
- Another student, dressed as Cleaveland, rowed up, declared: "This place is too dirty to build a colony," and double-timed back down the river to the almost equally scabrous Lake .
- Looking in each of the four primary directions a young man faces a choice: an elderly man, a scabrous woman, a corpse or a monk.
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- Review: 'The Pain and the Itch' at Zephyr Theatre leaves bad taste
Bruce Norris, whose “Clybourne Park” won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for best play, has a merciless ear for the hypocrisies we all helplessly reveal with every remark. In his scabrous comedy “The Pain and the Itch” (2004), in a lively revival at Zephyr Theater, his portrait of a well-off, smugly liberal family on Thanksgiving grows ever darker as it develops.
Oct. 29, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
- Harold Pinter in Boston Globe (registration)
Why were the "bad guys" Goldberg and McCann -- whom Pinter called "rotting, scabrous, the decayed spiders" -- after this vague Stanley character who boarded at this couple's home?