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scabrous

[′skab·rəs]
(biology)
Having a rough surface covered with stiff hairs or scales.
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The production is loud, scabrously funny, very much in your face and possessed of a hopeful sensibility that plays rather false.
Drawing directly, though more scabrously, from Moliere, Marber shows his antihero making love to two women at once in a riotously funny scene in a hospital waiting room.
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He wrote caustically about Jews publicly and scabrously privately.
Unlike Martin Amis's scabrously brilliant Money, a novel that gives its protagonist, John Self, a cosmic hangover of a life as the price he must pay for his nights of wretched excess, Spending, as the very word promises, extols the pleasures of draining the pond to the very last drop--of money, sex, artistic talent and ripe and witty language.