Advertisement

Advertisement

View synonyms for foulness

foulness

[ foul-nis ]

noun

  1. the state or quality of being foul:

    The foulness of the accusation incensed us all.

  2. something that is foul; foul matter; filth.


foulness

1

/ ˈfaʊlnɪs /

noun

  1. the state or quality of being foul
  2. obscenity; vulgarity
  3. viciousness or inhumanity
  4. foul matter; filth


Foulness

2

/ faʊlˈnɛs /

noun

  1. a flat marshy island in SE England, in Essex north of the Thames estuary
Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of foulness1

before 1150; Middle English; Old English fūlnes. See foul, -ness
Discover More

Example Sentences

Your foulness no longer surprises you, but you have realized its power when you encounter clean soldiers and you both recoil.

This resembled the old bilge-water of a ship for foulness, but both men and oxen drank of it with avidity.

Though dogs I never did care for keeping, because it goes with drinking, foulness, and buffoonery!

Howard shut himself up in the cell and bore its darkness and foulness till nature could bear no more.

Milton makes his fiends too noble, and misses the foulness, inconstancy, and fury of wickedness.

The first day, in spite of the cell's foulness, I laughed secretly at jailers and felt at peace, holding the world at bay.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


foulmouthedfoul one's nest