Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of foul or impure matter; fecal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Foul with extraneous or impure substances; muddy; turbid; offensive; consisting of or abounding with dregs, sediment, or excrementitious matter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Foul with extraneous or impure substances; abounding with sediment or excrementitious matter; muddy; thick; turbid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Foul with extraneous or impure substances; abounding with sediment or excrementitious matter; muddy; thick; turbid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective foul with waste matter

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin faeculentus, heavy with sediment, from faex, faec-, dregs.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin faeculentus, from faecula: confer French féculent.

Examples

  • The highest number of feculent cell phones was found in London: 28 percent.

    Matthew Edlund, M.D.: Cell Phones: A Biological Part of You

  • By March 1824 she was paralyzed on the left side and vomiting "vast quantities of feculent blood"; she was also covered with ulcers exuding such a terrible odor that it was difficult for even family members to be near her.

    A Mixed Blessing

  • The highest number of feculent cell phones was found in London: 28 percent.

    Matthew Edlund, M.D.: Cell Phones: A Biological Part of You

  • I assure you that they are studded with feculent tidbits of loathsome vileness, mostly in the form of links to websites explaining how Obama is exactly the same as Hitler and why it's important to defend white culture.

    9/11 Truth and the Paranoid Style - Boing Boing

  • My far too beautiful wife, who promises one day to reveal to me her name, was tossing a ball into the feculent surf for the dog to retrieve.

    Ned Goldreyer: Slick Trick

  • When asked for assistance by constituent veterans, the Mayor's Office of Veterans 'Affairs and other local and state leaders repeatedly regurgitate the same by now feculent phrase.

    Luis Carlos Montalván: Mayor MIA on Veterans' Affairs

  • He chose as the party's epitaph a statement from a Massachusetts senator, Rufus Choate: "Any thing more low, obscene and feculent the manifold heavings of history have not cast up."

    Martin Nolan: Arizona for Arizonans, Now!

  • He chose as the party's epitaph a statement from a Massachusetts senator, Rufus Choate: "Any thing more low, obscene and feculent the manifold heavings of history have not cast up."

    Martin Nolan: Arizona for Arizonans, Now!

  • When asked for assistance by constituent veterans, the Mayor's Office of Veterans 'Affairs and other local and state leaders repeatedly regurgitate the same by now feculent phrase.

    Mayor MIA on Veterans' Affairs

  • My far too beautiful wife, who promises one day to reveal to me her name, was tossing a ball into the feculent surf for the dog to retrieve.

    Ned Goldreyer: Slick Trick

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.

  • Covered with filth; filthy. (from Phrontistery)

    May 24, 2008

  • Though most think them tasteless and petulant

    His fans find his tweets are quite esculent

    They dine with delight

    On venom and spite

    And prize the most bitter and feculent.

    March 28, 2018