foulness

[ foul-nis ]
/ ˈfaʊl nɪs /

noun

the state or quality of being foul: The foulness of the accusation incensed us all.
something that is foul; foul matter; filth.

Origin of foulness

before 1150; Middle English; Old English fūlnes. See foul, -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for foulness (1 of 2)

foulness

/ (ˈfaʊlnɪs) /

noun

the state or quality of being foul
obscenity; vulgarity
viciousness or inhumanity
foul matter; filth

British Dictionary definitions for foulness (2 of 2)

Foulness

/ (faʊlˈnɛs) /

noun

a flat marshy island in SE England, in Essex north of the Thames estuary

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