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foul

 
Adjective foul has 9 senses
  1. disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky - 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"
    Antonym: inoffensive (indirect, via offensive)
  2. fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, putrid, stinking - offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell"
    Antonym: fragrant (indirect, via malodorous)
  3. cheating, dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike - violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
    Antonyms: fair, just (indirect, via unfair)
  4. foul - (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
    Antonyms:
    fair, in-bounds
  5. dirty, foul, marked-up - (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy"
    Antonym: legible (indirect, via illegible)
  6. filthy, foul, nasty, vile - thoroughly unpleasant; "filthy (or foul or nasty or vile) weather we're having"
    Antonym: clement (indirect, via inclement)
  7. filthy, foul, nasty, smutty - characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"
    Antonyms: clean, unobjectionable (indirect, via dirty)
  8. filthy, foul, nasty - disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"
    Antonym: clean (indirect, via dirty)
  9. afoul, foul, fouled - especially of a ship's lines etc; "with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor"
    Antonym: untangled (indirect, via tangled)
Noun foul has 1 sense
  1. foul - an act that violates of the rules of a sport
    --1 is a kind of
    violation, infringement
    --1 has particulars: foul ball; personal foul; technical foul, technical
    Derived forms: verb foul4, verb foul1
Verb foul has 7 senses
  1. foul - hit a foul ball
    --1 is one way to
    hit
    Derived form: noun foul1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. pollute, foul, contaminate - make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
    --2 is one way to dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
    --3 is one way to obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. foul - commit a foul; break the rules
    --4 is one way to
    play
    Derived form: noun foul1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. foul, befoul, defile, maculate - spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
    --5 is one way to dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. foul - make unclean; "foul the water"
    --6 is one way to
    dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. foul - become soiled and dirty
    --7 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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