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Offensive to the senses, especially through having a disgusting smell or taste or being dirty
“Many of these residents have complained to me about the foul taste and murky color of their tap water.”
Depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society
“We're hearing a lot more foul language in public these days.”
Wicked or immoral
“King Hamlet's tormented spirit reveals that a hidden crime of foul murder condemns it to walk the earth and roast in hell.”
Not clean
“Get your foul clothes out of my bedroom.”
Very disagreeable or unpleasant
“I have been foul to you and I must apologize.”
Marked by wet and windy conditions
“The foul weather also keeps most students at school in the middle of the day, making do with very simple food such as plain steamed buns and hot water, for lunch.”
Containing or full of noxious matter; polluted
“As well, some new sewers will be laid in the town and there will be greater separation of surface water from foul sewer to create more capacity in the treatment plant.”
Not being in accordance with the rules or standards of what is fair in sport
“He fell into the area but the foul looked to have been committed just outside it.”
To make dirty or polluted
“When planning, it's wise to site ponds away from trees as dead leaves will foul the water.”
To go through decomposition
“… unless you want to smell the organic refuse as it fouls, locate the compost heap away from the house.”
To make or become entangled
“Watch out for driftwood which might foul up the engine.”
To make or become clogged
“The rivers have been fouled by silt.”
“… the minister was irreparably fouled by baseless rumors and allegations.”
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