Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun foul

1 sense of foul

Sense 1
foul -- (an act that violates the rules of a sport)
       => violation, infringement -- (an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb foul

7 senses of foul

Sense 1
foul -- (hit a foul ball)
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 2
pollute, foul, contaminate -- (make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake")
       => dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire -- (make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!")

Sense 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")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 4
foul -- (commit a foul; break the rules)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Sense 5
foul, befoul, defile, maculate -- (spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it")
       => dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame -- (bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime")

Sense 6
foul -- (make unclean; "foul the water")
       => dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire -- (make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!")

Sense 7
foul -- (become soiled and dirty)
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj foul

8 senses of foul

Sense 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")

INDIRECT (VIA offensive) -> inoffensive -- (giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant")

Sense 2
fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scented -- (offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky")

INDIRECT (VIA malodorous) -> fragrant -- (pleasant-smelling)

Sense 3
cheating (prenominal), 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")

INDIRECT (VIA unfair) -> fair, just -- (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul")

Sense 4
foul (vs. fair) -- ((of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines)

fair (vs. foul) -- ((of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag")
        => in-bounds -- (between the first and third base lines)

Sense 5
dirty, foul, marked-up -- ((of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy")

INDIRECT (VIA illegible) -> legible -- ((of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered; "legible handwriting")

Sense 6
cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty -- (characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes")

INDIRECT (VIA dirty) -> clean, unobjectionable -- ((of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke")

Sense 7
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")

INDIRECT (VIA dirty) -> clean -- (free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals")

Sense 8
afoul (postnominal), foul, fouled -- (especially of a ship's lines etc; "with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor")

INDIRECT (VIA tangled) -> untangled -- (not tangled)

Similarity of adj foul

8 senses of foul

Sense 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")
       => offensive (vs. inoffensive) -- (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors")

Sense 2
fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scented -- (offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky")
       => malodorous (vs. fragrant), malodourous, unpleasant-smelling, ill-smelling, stinky -- (having an unpleasant smell)

Sense 3
cheating (prenominal), 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")
       => unfair (vs. fair), unjust -- (not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage")

Sense 4
foul (vs. fair) -- ((of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines)
       => out-of-bounds -- (outside the foul lines)

Sense 5
dirty, foul, marked-up -- ((of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy")
       => illegible (vs. legible) -- ((of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting")

Sense 6
cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty -- (characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes")
       => dirty (vs. clean) -- ((of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth")

Sense 7
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")
       => dirty (vs. clean), soiled, unclean -- (soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves")

Sense 8
afoul (postnominal), foul, fouled -- (especially of a ship's lines etc; "with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor")
       => tangled (vs. untangled) -- (in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes")

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