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Synonyms for foul
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foul(adj)

    an act that violates the rules of a sport

    Antonyms:
    fragrant, untangled, legible, fair, unobjectionable, just, inoffensive, in-bounds, clean

  2. disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky(adj)

    highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

    "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"

    Synonyms:
    filthy, noisome, fetid, nauseous, revolting, nauseating, marked-up, implike, repellent, mischievous, arch, sickening, dirty, unsavoury, distasteful, offensive, cruddy, rebarbative, ill-scented, foetid, vile, severe, sinful, pixilated, disgustful, stinking, resistant, disgusting, afoul(ip), smelly, cheating(a), foul-smelling, loathsome, prankish, wicked, yucky, unsportsmanlike, unholy, skanky, nasty, unsporting, terrible, impish, funky, smutty, repelling, loathly, unsavory, fouled, puckish, queasy, repellant

    Antonyms:
    legible, fragrant, unobjectionable, just, fair, clean, inoffensive, in-bounds, untangled

  3. fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scented(adj)

    offensively malodorous

    "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"

    Synonyms:
    filthy, noisome, fetid, nauseous, revolting, nauseating, marked-up, lousy, repellent, sickening, dirty, distasteful, offensive, cruddy, ill-scented, foetid, vile, low-down, disgustful, crappy, stinking, disgusting, afoul(ip), smelly, cheating(a), rotten, foul-smelling, loathsome, icky, wicked, yucky, unsportsmanlike, skanky, nasty, unsporting, funky, smutty, stinky, repelling, loathly, shitty, fouled, queasy, repellant

    Antonyms:
    legible, fair, unobjectionable, just, inoffensive, untangled, clean, fragrant, in-bounds

  4. cheating(a), dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike(adj)

    violating accepted standards or rules

    "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"

    Antonyms:
    fragrant, in-bounds, inoffensive, fair, untangled, unobjectionable, just, clean, legible

  5. foul(adj)

    (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines

    Synonyms:
    smelly, smutty, wicked, funky, foetid, repelling, disgusting, loathsome, repellent, loathly, cheating(a), fetid, cruddy, nasty, fouled, revolting, distasteful, unsportsmanlike, foul-smelling, disgustful, filthy, marked-up, afoul(ip), dirty, noisome, unsporting, yucky, skanky, stinking, repellant, ill-scented

    Antonyms:
    clean, unobjectionable, inoffensive, legible, just, in-bounds, untangled, fair, fragrant

  6. dirty, foul, marked-up(adj)

    (of a manuscript) defaced with changes

    "foul (or dirty) copy"

    Synonyms:
    filthy, noisome, fetid, revolting, marked-up, lousy, sordid, ill-scented, dirty, distasteful, soiled, cruddy, smelly, foetid, pestiferous, disgustful, loathly, disgusting, afoul(ip), muddied, cheating(a), unclean, foul-smelling, loathsome, ill-gotten, yucky, wicked, unsportsmanlike, skanky, nasty, unsporting, contaminating, funky, smutty, stinking, repelling, muddy, repellent, fouled, dingy, repellant

    Antonyms:
    inoffensive, just, in-bounds, fragrant, clean, fair, legible, untangled, unobjectionable

  7. cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty(adj)

    characterized by obscenity

    "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"

    Synonyms:
    awful, filthy, noisome, fetid, revolting, marked-up, lousy, repellent, dirty, distasteful, cruddy, ill-scented, foetid, black, disgustful, stinking, disgusting, afoul(ip), smelly, cheating(a), tight, foul-smelling, loathsome, wicked, yucky, unsportsmanlike, skanky, nasty, unsporting, funky, smutty, repelling, loathly, fouled, repellant

    Antonyms:
    just, untangled, unobjectionable, fair, clean, inoffensive, legible, fragrant, in-bounds

  8. filthy, foul, nasty(adj)

    disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

    "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"

    Synonyms:
    awful, filthy, noisome, fetid, revolting, marked-up, lousy, repellent, dirty, distasteful, cruddy, ill-scented, foetid, disgustful, stinking, disgusting, afoul(ip), smelly, cheating(a), tight, foul-smelling, loathsome, wicked, yucky, unsportsmanlike, skanky, nasty, unsporting, funky, smutty, repelling, loathly, fouled, repellant

    Antonyms:
    unobjectionable, clean, fragrant, untangled, just, inoffensive, fair, in-bounds, legible

  9. afoul(ip), foul, fouled(verb)

    especially of a ship's lines etc

    "with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor"

    Antonyms:
    fair, just, in-bounds, clean, unobjectionable, fragrant, legible, untangled, inoffensive

  10. foul(verb)

    hit a foul ball

    Synonyms:
    back up, maculate, choke off, befoul, clog, defile, pollute, clog up, contaminate, congest, choke

    Antonyms:
    inoffensive, clean, fair, just, unobjectionable, fragrant, in-bounds, untangled, legible

  11. pollute, foul, contaminate(verb)

    make impure

    "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"

    Synonyms:
    back up, maculate, choke off, befoul, clog, defile, pollute, contaminate, clog up, congest, choke

    Antonyms:
    unobjectionable, fragrant, fair, legible, inoffensive, untangled, clean, just, in-bounds

  12. clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul(verb)

    become or cause to become obstructed

    "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"

    Synonyms:
    contaminate, drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, clot, choke, throttle, support, cash in one's chips, fret, befoul, kick the bucket, expire, choke off, back, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, asphyxiate, defile, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, maculate, back down, go, choke down, constipate, pass, exit, back off, die, pollute, suffocate, overload, congest, scrag, stifle, choke back

    Antonyms:
    clean, fair, fragrant, legible, untangled, inoffensive, unobjectionable, just, in-bounds

  13. foul(verb)

    commit a foul; break the rules

    Synonyms:
    back up, maculate, choke off, befoul, clog, defile, pollute, clog up, contaminate, congest, choke

    Antonyms:
    fair, clean, legible, untangled, just, inoffensive, unobjectionable, fragrant, in-bounds

  14. foul, befoul, defile, maculate(verb)

    spot, stain, or pollute

    "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"

    Synonyms:
    choke off, maculate, tarnish, clog up, congest, contaminate, clog, defile, pollute, sully, stain, choke, corrupt, taint, cloud, back up, befoul

    Antonyms:
    fair, inoffensive, fragrant, untangled, clean, in-bounds, just, unobjectionable, legible

  15. foul(verb)

    make unclean

    "foul the water"

    Synonyms:
    back up, maculate, choke off, befoul, clog, defile, pollute, clog up, contaminate, congest, choke

    Antonyms:
    clean, fair, untangled, just, inoffensive, unobjectionable, fragrant, in-bounds, legible

  16. foul(verb)

    become soiled and dirty

    Synonyms:
    back up, maculate, choke off, befoul, clog, defile, pollute, clog up, contaminate, congest, choke

    Antonyms:
    fair, clean, unobjectionable, just, inoffensive, fragrant, legible, untangled, in-bounds

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foul

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foul(a.)

    Synonyms:
    impure, nasty, squalid, dirty, polluted, filthy, unclean, soiled, tarnished, stained, sullied

  2. foul(a.)

    Synonyms:
    disgusting, loathsome, offensive, noisome

  3. foul(a.)

    Synonyms:
    base, scandalous, infamous, vile, scurvy, unfair, dishonorable, sinister, wicked, dark, abominable, detestable, disgraceful, shameful

  4. foul(a.)

    Synonyms:
    obscene, vulgar, coarse, low

  5. foul(a.)

    Synonyms:
    abusive, insulting, scurrilous, foul-mouthed

  6. foul(a.)

    Synonyms:
    stormy, rainy, cloudy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foul(a)

    Synonyms:
    filthy, squalid, dirty, polluted, scurrilous, abusive, obscene, insulting, blasphemous, vituperative, vulgar, shameful, detestable, odious, abominable, loathsome, disgusting, repulsive, offensive, unpropitious, unfavorable, feculent, roily, turbid, dreggy, dreggish

  2. foul(v)

    Synonyms:
    defile, soil, dirty, pollute

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "foul":

    fault, -out, red, disgusting

How to pronounce foul?

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How to use foul in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Bock:

    [' Venom' ] could fail if fanboys and fangirls dismiss it as a cash-grab by Sony and cry foul on social media.

  2. Hunter Biden:

    I remember years ago an accountant said,' You know, you can charge( the Senate) part of the gas you use in the vehicle at your home.' And I said,' No,' here's how I look at it : The foul line is 15 feet away from the basket. Never get me closer than 17 feet, because it really is a matter of the public trust.

  3. Murphy Police:

    Both deaths occurred within hours of each other under circumstances that have led investigators to presume they were both self-inflicted, no motives have been identified and no evidence of foul play has so far been detected.

  4. Dan Gainor:

    This is just the latest volley in Hollywood's war against faith, rather than simply deny the divine, ‘Angel From Hell’ seeks to denigrate it. They picked 'Glee' veteran Jane Lynch, who hates conservatives, to portray a disgustingly foul and perverted ‘angel.’.

  5. Steve Freel:

    Do we suspect foul play? Absolutely, but we're also keeping an open mind, was there somebody else she left with? Was she taken against her will? We’re looking across the board at all the possibilities.


Translations for foul

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  • مُخالفةArabic
  • замърсен, нечестен, фаулирам, неприличен, противен, задръствам, цапам, оплитам се, отвратителен, оплетен, неблагоприятен, задръствам се, мръсен, непристоен, оплитам, опетнявам, фаулBulgarian
  • faltaCatalan, Valencian
  • faulCzech
  • verschmutzen, vulgär, garstig, [[verwirrt]] [[werden]], stinkend, verstopften, foulen, verwirren, foul, schmutzig, unflätig, beschmutzen, faul, widerlich, verstopfen, unrein, ausdrückend, [[sich]] [[verwickeln]], unanständig, verwickeln, RegelverstoßGerman
  • φάουλGreek
  • obstruer, ensuciar, grosero, [[cometer]] [[una]] [[falta]], taparse, perro, enredarse, obsceno, enredar, tapar, inmundo, indecente, repugnante, faltaSpanish
  • vastikEstonian
  • ناپاکPersian
  • häpeällinen, tahrata, juuttunut, saastainen, ruma, iljettävä, surkea, sotkeutua, liata, törkyinen, häijy, sääntöjen vastainen, väärä, epäpuhdas, [[lyödä]] [[väärä]], [[rikkoa]] [[sääntö, likainen, tukkeutua, inhottava, [[lyödä]] [[ulos]], tukkia, vastenmielinen, siivoton, törkeä, kurja, rikkominen, rikeFinnish
  • souillé, fauteFrench
  • cacaScottish Gaelic
  • falt, szabálytalanságHungarian
  • ripugnante, nauseante, disgustosoItalian
  • hapaMāori
  • verstoppen, besmeurenDutch
  • faulPolish
  • detestável, faltaPortuguese
  • фолить, нечестный, пошлый, похабный, отвратительный, гадкий, грязный, засоряться, засорять, скверный, непристойный, непотребный, пачкать, запутывать, безобразный, паскудный, неприличный, пятнать, зафаливать, запутываться, вульгарный, фолRussian
  • befläcka, foula, smutsa ner, regelöverträdelse, regelbrott, foulSwedish
  • faulTurkish
  • HôiVietnamese

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