- full of dregs or fecal matter; foul, turbid, or muddy.
Origin of feculent
Related Words for feculentdisagreeable, putrid, tainted, musty, smelly, moldy, stale, fetid, soured, polluted, contaminated, noxious, rotting, disgusting, rancid, sour, spoiled, corrupt, overripe, muddy
Examples from the Web for feculent
Historical Examples of feculent
Our light showed no tokens of a feculent or corrupted atmosphere.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
The clayey mass of feculent matter forms a hard ball in the distended bowel, around which the small loose passages flow.
It hit him squarely in the face, and the feculent contents streamed down to his chin.Out of the Hurly-Burly
Charles Heber Clark
Feculent, fek′ū-lent, adj. containing fces or sediment: muddy: foul.
He who wishes to know what Night-Mare is, let him eat chestnuts before going to sleep, and drink after them feculent wine.
- filthy, scummy, muddy, or foul
- of the nature of or containing waste matter
Word Origin for feculent
late 15c., from Middle French féculent, from Latin faeculentus "abounding in dregs," from stem faec- (see feces). Related: Feculence.
- Full of foul or impure matter; fecal.