an act that violates the rules of a sport
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"
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
fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scented(adj)
"a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"
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
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"
(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
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
dirty, foul, marked-up(adj)
(of a manuscript) defaced with changes
"foul (or dirty) copy"
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
cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty(adj)
characterized by obscenity
"had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"
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
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"
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
afoul(ip), foul, fouled(verb)
especially of a ship's lines etc
"with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor"
hit a foul ball
pollute, foul, contaminate(verb)
"The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
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"
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
commit a foul; break the rules
foul, befoul, defile, maculate(verb)
spot, stain, or pollute
"The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
"foul the water"
become soiled and dirty
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
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
How to use foul in a sentence?
We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education ... We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.
We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.
I thought they guys were amazing, especially after I got my fourth foul, khris Middleton did a great job of guiding the team and making the right plays. Its good to see us winning a playoff game on the road when Im not having my best game.
[' Venom' ] could fail if fanboys and fangirls dismiss it as a cash-grab by Sony and cry foul on social media.
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.
Translations for foul
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- замърсен, нечестен, фаулирам, неприличен, противен, задръствам, цапам, оплитам се, отвратителен, оплетен, неблагоприятен, задръствам се, мръсен, непристоен, оплитам, опетнявам, фаулBulgarian
- faltaCatalan, Valencian
- verschmutzen, vulgär, garstig, [[verwirrt]] [[werden]], stinkend, verstopften, foulen, verwirren, foul, schmutzig, unflätig, beschmutzen, faul, widerlich, verstopfen, unrein, ausdrückend, [[sich]] [[verwickeln]], unanständig, verwickeln, RegelverstoßGerman
- obstruer, ensuciar, grosero, [[cometer]] [[una]] [[falta]], taparse, perro, enredarse, obsceno, enredar, tapar, inmundo, indecente, repugnante, faltaSpanish
- 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
- verstoppen, besmeurenDutch
- 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
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