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Synonyms for foul
faʊlfoul

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fouladjective

    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, yuckyadjective

    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-scentedadjective

    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, unsportsmanlikeadjective

    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. fouladjective

    (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-upadjective

    (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, smuttyadjective

    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, nastyadjective

    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, fouledverb

    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. foulverb

    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, contaminateverb

    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, foulverb

    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. foulverb

    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, maculateverb

    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. foulverb

    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. foulverb

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. hellified

    the accident was hellified. the outfit that girl was wearing was hellified. in urban lifestyle, it could mean it was good or bad, ( out of this world, sharp or offer). extreme.

    Submitted by EJPraise on January 29, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fouladjective

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

  2. fouladjective

    Synonyms:
    disgusting, loathsome, offensive, noisome

  3. fouladjective

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

  4. fouladjective

    Synonyms:
    obscene, vulgar, coarse, low

  5. fouladjective

    Synonyms:
    abusive, insulting, scurrilous, foul-mouthed

  6. fouladjective

    Synonyms:
    stormy, rainy, cloudy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "foul":

    fault, -out, red, disgusting

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How to use foul in a sentence?

  1. Surfside Town Clerk Sandra McCready:

    I can tell you that at this time, they haven't found any evidence of foul play.

  2. Commissioner Rob Manfred:

    This recommendation attempts to balance the need for an adequate number of seating options with our desire to preserve the interactive pre-game and in-game fan experience, where fans can catch foul balls, see their favorite players up close and, if they are lucky, catch a tossed ball or other souvenir.

  3. E. D. Hirsch, Jr.:

    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.

  4. Natasha Kassam:

    There are certainly differences of opinion( among) Communist Party members and the business community, who are concerned with China being tied to a pariah state and concerned about falling foul of very dramatic sanctions, china's trade relationship with the world's democracies is many magnitudes larger than it is with Russia.

  5. 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.


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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