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Definition of "foul" []

  • Offensive to the senses; revolting. (adjective)
  • Having an offensive odor; smelly. (adjective)
  • Rotten or putrid: foul meat. (adjective)
  • Full of dirt or mud; dirty. See Synonyms at dirty. (adjective)
  • Full of impurities; polluted: foul air. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foul" in a sentence
  • "“Boleyn,” said Brandon, the word foul on his tongue."
  • "In a brand-new interview revealed today, Michael ` s father, Joe, said he believes that there was what he calls foul play in his son ` s death."
  • "You might notice that none of what you call foul language and cite in # 336 comes from me except for: “Dumbya always looks angry when things don’t quite work out the way he wanted.”"