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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:

    fault, -out, red, disgusting

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How to use foul in a sentence?

  1. Tim Matheson:

    The studio fought him long and hard on that and he prevailed, they had a lunch with Chevy, and Landis kept saying all the wrong things [on purpose]. He said, ‘Oh Chevy, it will be just like ‘SNL.’ You’ll be one of 10 people in the movie and it’s an ensemble. Now, if you do [‘Foul Play’] with Goldie [Hawn], it’s just you and her and it won’t be as fun.’ Chevy walked out of there going, ‘I’m not doing that movie.'.

  2. John Fudenberg:

    The family has made some allegations. I can't go into specifics, we were contacted by several of the family members' legal counsel. They were making allegations of foul play.

  3. Michele Berdy:

    It's also this sort of 'man's man,' slipping into foul language, and always putting somebody down, making fun of somebody, like the Turks licking the Americans. It's insulting and it's putting down the Turks and the Americans in the process.

  4. Homer:

    There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder.

  5. Chris Swallow:

    We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.


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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