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1. foul

adjective. ['ˈfaʊl'] violating accepted standards or rules.

Synonyms

  • unjust
  • unfair
  • unsportsmanlike
  • cheating
  • dirty

Antonyms

  • open up
  • open
  • disjoin
  • be born

Etymology

  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Foul

  • sprowl
  • sproul
  • scowl
  • prowl
  • growl
  • crowle
  • crowl
  • towle
  • towel
  • soule
  • raul
  • moul
  • jowl
  • howl
  • houle
  • fowl
  • cowl
  • coull
  • owl

Example sentences of the word foul


1. Adjective
If the shell smells rotten or foul, the snail has died.

2. Noun, singular or mass
It's never pleasant to have a foul smell emanating from under your deck.

Quotes containing the word foul


1. The president of General Motors was in a foul humor.
- Arthur Hailey

2. I don't think that I could have survived in my family without a naughty sense of humor; yeah, absolutely. I think my brother and I both get our senses of humor from our parents. I mean, my mother was absolutely hilarious and foul. She had the most ridiculously off color sense of humor, so that was sort of what we grew up with.
- Rachael MacFarlane

3. Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
- Jean Anouilh

2. foul-smelling

adjective. offensively malodorous.

Synonyms

  • ill-scented
  • stinky
  • foetid
  • smelly
  • ill-smelling
  • funky
  • foul
  • noisome
  • malodorous
  • unpleasant-smelling
  • malodourous
  • stinking

Antonyms

  • good
  • brave
  • unemotional
  • conventional

3. foul

adjective. ['ˈfaʊl'] highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust.

Synonyms

  • loathsome
  • skanky
  • repelling
  • revolting
  • repellent
  • distasteful
  • disgustful
  • yucky
  • offensive
  • repellant
  • wicked
  • loathly

Antonyms

  • negate
  • good
  • brave
  • unemotional

Etymology

  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. foul

verb. ['ˈfaʊl'] hit a foul ball.

Synonyms

  • hit

Antonyms

  • unplayful
  • mild

Etymology

  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. foul

verb. ['ˈfaʊl'] make impure.

Synonyms

  • begrime
  • colly
  • contaminate
  • taint
  • pollute
  • grime
  • dirty
  • infect
  • soil

Antonyms

  • disinfect
  • unoffending
  • euphemistic
  • moral

Etymology

  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. foul

adjective. ['ˈfaʊl'] offensively malodorous.

Synonyms

  • ill-scented
  • stinky
  • foul-smelling
  • foetid
  • smelly
  • ill-smelling
  • funky
  • noisome
  • malodorous
  • unpleasant-smelling
  • malodourous
  • stinking

Antonyms

  • survive
  • be well
  • stimulate
  • deprive

Etymology

  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. foul

noun. ['ˈfaʊl'] an act that violates the rules of a sport.

Synonyms

  • technical foul
  • personal foul
  • technical
  • infringement
  • violation

Antonyms

  • conventional
  • wholesome
  • absorbent
  • pleasant

Etymology

  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. foul

adjective. ['ˈfaʊl'] (of a manuscript) defaced with changes.

Synonyms

  • dirty
  • marked-up

Antonyms

  • function
  • boycott
  • advance

Etymology

  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. foul

verb. ['ˈfaʊl'] become or cause to become obstructed.

Synonyms

  • obstruct
  • impede
  • block
  • silt up
  • choke up
  • congest
  • silt
  • crap up
  • obturate
  • occlude
  • clog up
  • clog
  • close up
  • gum up
  • lug
  • choke
  • jam
  • choke off
  • back up

Antonyms

  • unstuff
  • free
  • decontaminate
  • purity

Etymology

  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. foul

adjective. ['ˈfaʊl'] disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter.

Synonyms

  • soiled
  • unclean
  • dirty
  • nasty

Antonyms

  • empty
  • show
  • let
  • natural object

Etymology

  • fulian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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