Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: foul
Function: adjective
Text: 1 marked by wet and windy conditions <the foul weather brought out the windbreakers and rain slickers as everyone braced for a day of rough sailing>
Synonyms bleak, dirty, inclement, nasty, raw, rough, squally, stormy, tempestuous, turbulent
Related Words blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, windblown, windswept; cloudy, overcast, sunless; rainy, snowy; foggy, hazy, misty
Near Antonyms clear, cloudless, rainless, sunny; balmy, calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid
Antonyms clement, fair
2 not being in accordance with the rules or standards of what is fair in sport <an aggressive hockey player who is known for his foul play and readiness for a fight>
Synonyms dirty, illegal, unfair, unsportsmanlike
Related Words dishonorable, shabby, shameful; ignoble, low, mean, ungentlemanly; immoral, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unrighteous, unscrupulous
Near Antonyms just, law-abiding; ethical, moral, principled, righteous; honorable, irreproachable, unimpeachable
Antonyms clean, fair, legal, sportsmanlike, sportsmanly
3 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment <a foul taste that made us gag> -- see OFFENSIVE 1
4 depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society <was sent to the principal's office for using foul language in class> -- see OBSCENE 1
5 having an unpleasant smell <the foul fumes from the paper mill> -- see MALODOROUS
6 not clean <I wouldn't play in the foul rainwater that's collected in the feeding trough> -- see DIRTY 1