Foulness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfaʊlnəs|
Brit.  |ˈfaʊlnəs|  British pronunciation of the word foulness

noun

- disgusting wickedness and immorality

he understood the foulness of sin
his display of foulness deserved severe punishment
mouths which speak such foulness must be cleansed

- a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse (syn: filth, filthiness, nastiness)
- (of weather) the badness of the weather(syn: raininess)

they were wearied with the foulness of the weather

- the attribute of having a strong offensive smell (syn: fetidness, malodorousness, rankness, stinkiness)

Examples

the foul odor of rotten eggs

The medicine left a foul taste in my mouth.

The weather has been foul all week.

He hit several fouls in a row.

She fouled on her first long jump attempt.

He was fouled as he attempted the shot.

He kept fouling pitches into the stands.

he understood the foulness of sin

his display of foulness deserved severe punishment

mouths which speak such foulness must be cleansed

they were wearied with the foulness of the weather

Man veils foul deeds under fair words; God, in His word, unveils the foulness.

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