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- n. The state of being foul
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or condition of being foul.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being foul or filthy; impurity; filthiness; defilement; pollution; corruption: as, the foulness of a cellar or of a well; the foulness of a musket: the foulness of a, ship's bottom.
- n. Ugliness; deformity.
- n. Unfairness; dishonesty; atrociousness; villainy; treachery; abusiveness; scurrility: as, the foulness of a blow or a scheme; the foulness of a slander or crime.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
- n. (of weather) the badness of the weather
- n. the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
- n. disgusting wickedness and immorality
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The sun was not idle, and the steaming thaw washed the mud and foulness from the bergs till they blazed like heaped diamonds in the brightness, or shimmered opalescent-blue.
And what modern people call the foulness and freedom of Fielding is generally the severity and moral stringency of Fielding.
The stench of your lack of humanity, your lack of a soul, your lack of the basic concept of being a decent human is a foulness that envelops you like a second skin.
Standing in the stall, I carefully considered my logistical options: first thought was that I would have to take off my backpack and wing it – but this would mean placing it on the floor, directly in the sour water that emitted nothing but foulness.
But he knew life, its foulness as well as its fairness, its greatness in spite of the slime that infested it, and by God he was going to have his say on it to the world.
The wind freshened, and the Pyrenees, despite the foulness of her bottom, won half a dozen miles away from the westerly current.
But if anyone should wonder whether a purveyor of weekly ghost tales on television "A World Beyond", which I host, was rated number six in fall of '55, might come to feel undone by a case of extradimensional foulness, they shall herein find their answer.
That's why you leap forward to apply foulness to the path ahead of me, so that when I get there others will smell your stink and think it's mine.
There, in that glittering monument to the magnificence of Istanbul, they were not afraid to reveal its foulness as well.
If the word for sex is foul, that leads us to associate sex with foulness.