View definitions for scurvy
adjective as in cheap
adjective as in contemptible
adjective as in dirty
adjective as in disreputable
adjective as in filthy
adjective as in ignoble
adjective as in infamous
adjective as in low
adjective as in miserable
adjective as in pinching
adjective as in pitiable
adjective as in pitiful
adjective as in ruthful
adjective as in sordid
adjective as in sorry
adjective as in squalid
adjective as in stingy
A note was discovered in 1859 suggesting Franklin died onboard, though dozens of crew members, facing scurvy and starvation in the icy conditions, are believed to have set out on foot in a doomed attempt to reach the Canadian mainland.
As any 18th century sailor will tell you, scurvy is no joke.
After three of her expedition partners had left the island in an attempt to reach Siberia, she was left to care for the last member of their group, who was sick with scurvy.
For all who were able to stomach them, penguin and seal steaks reversed the effects of scurvy.
It struck him that the indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic didn’t suffer from scurvy despite having no access to fresh fruit or other known scurvy-fighting foods.
In the 18th century, German immigrants coming to Pennsylvania boarded ships plagued with typhus, dysentery, smallpox, and scurvy.
Sea captains observed that fewer passengers contracted scurvy on ships stocked with casks of cider aboard.
You have had the impudence to have your bread baked under the ashes, you scurvy beggar!
Such as were sick of the scurvy or other diseases have not wanted physick or chyrurgery.
It was far more likely that she would reserve her scurvy tricks for some one else.
We were able to send the sufferers from scurvy to range the woods.
The sailors complained of it, and symptoms of scurvy appeared on board.
On this page you'll find 815 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scurvy, such as: dirty, abject, base, beggarly, contemptible, and despicable.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.