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foul

Synonyms of foul in English:

adjective

  • 1 the skunk produces a foul stench
    noxious, evil-smelling, foul-smelling, smelly, stinking, high, rank, rancid, fetid, malodorous;
    North American vomitous
    British informalbeastly, whiffy, pongy, niffy
    North American informallousy, skanky, funky
    Australian informalon the nose
    literarynoisome, mephitic
    raremiasmic, miasmal, olid
    [Antonyms] fragrant
  • 2 get your foul clothes out of my bedroom
    squalid, sordid, shabby, sleazy, nasty, soiled, sullied, scummy;
    rotten, defiled, decaying, putrid, putrefied, smelly, fetid
    informalcruddy, yucky, icky
    British informalmanky, gungy, grotty
  • 3 she's been foul to poor Adam
    unkind, unfriendly, disagreeable, inconsiderate, uncharitable, rude, churlish, spiteful, malicious, mean, mean-spirited, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, bad-tempered, hostile, vicious, malevolent, evil-minded, surly, obnoxious, poisonous, venomous, vindictive, malign, malignant, cantankerous, hateful, hurtful, cruel, wounding, abusive
    informalbitchy, catty
    vulgar slangshitty
    [Antonyms] kind
  • 4 foul weather
    inclement, unpleasant, disagreeable, dirty, nasty, rough, bad;
    foggy, misty, gloomy, murky, overcast, louring
    [Antonyms] fair
  • 5 foul drinking water was blamed for the outbreak
    [Antonyms] clean
  • 6 the foul fiend these foul deeds cannot be ignored See evil (sense 1 of the adjective)
  • 7 she had been subjected to abuse and foul language
    [Antonyms] mild
  • 8 he was booked for a foul tackle in the 67th minute
    informalshady
    [Antonyms] fair
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  • 1 every stream was being fouled with chemical waste
    dirty, soil, stain, blacken, muddy, begrime, splash, spatter, smear, befoul, besmirch, blight, defile, make filthy, infect, pollute, contaminate, poison, taint, adulterate, sully
    literarybesmear
  • 2 the vessel had fouled her nets
    tangle up, entangle, snarl, catch, entwine, enmesh, twist, tangle
  • 3 the rivers have been fouled by silt
    informalgunge up
    technicalocclude, obturate
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