Synonyms for foul

Synonyms for (noun) foul

Synonyms: foul

Definition: an act that violates the rules of a sport

Similar words: violation, infringement

Definition: an act that disregards an agreement or a right

Usage: he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment

Synonyms for (verb) foul

Synonyms: foul

Definition: become soiled and dirty

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: foul

Definition: make unclean

Usage: foul the water

Similar words: soil, grime, begrime, bemire, colly, dirty

Definition: make soiled, filthy, or dirty

Usage: don't soil your clothes when you play outside!


Synonyms: foul, maculate, defile, befoul

Definition: spot, stain, or pollute

Usage: The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

Similar words: disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame, attaint

Definition: bring shame or dishonor upon

Usage: he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime


Synonyms: foul, pollute, contaminate

Definition: make impure

Usage: The industrial wastes polluted the lake

Similar words: soil, grime, begrime, bemire, colly, dirty

Definition: make soiled, filthy, or dirty

Usage: don't soil your clothes when you play outside!


Synonyms: foul

Definition: commit a foul; break the rules

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches


Synonyms: foul

Definition: hit a foul ball

Similar words: hit

Definition: cause to move by striking

Usage: hit a ball


Synonyms: clog, clog up, choke, choke off, congest, foul, back up

Definition: become or cause to become obstructed

Usage: The leaves clog our drains in the Fall; The water pipe is backed up

Similar words: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Definition: block passage through

Usage: obstruct the path

Synonyms for (adjective) foul

Synonyms: afoul, foul, fouled

Definition: especially of a ship's lines etc

Usage: with its sails afoul; a foul anchor

Similar words: tangled

Definition: in a confused mass

Usage: pushed back her tangled hair; the tangled ropes


Synonyms: foul, filthy, nasty

Definition: disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

Usage: as filthy as a pigsty; a foul pond; a nasty pigsty of a room

Similar words: soiled, dirty, unclean

Definition: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

Usage: 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


Synonyms: cruddy, nasty, smutty, foul, filthy

Definition: characterized by obscenity

Usage: had a filthy mouth; foul language; smutty jokes

Similar words: dirty

Definition: (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency

Usage: dirty words; a dirty old man; dirty books and movies; boys telling dirty jokes; has a dirty mouth


Synonyms: foul

Definition: (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines

Similar words: out-of-bounds

Definition: outside the foul lines


Synonyms: unsporting, unsportsmanlike, dirty, foul, cheating

Definition: violating accepted standards or rules

Usage: a dirty fighter; used foul means to gain power; a nasty unsporting serve; fined for unsportsmanlike behavior

Similar words: unfair, unjust

Definition: not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

Usage: used unfair methods; it was an unfair trial; took an unfair advantage


Synonyms: ill-scented, stinking, noisome, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, fetid, funky, smelly

Definition: offensively malodorous

Usage: a foul odor; the kitchen smelled really funky

Similar words: unpleasant-smelling, stinky, ill-smelling, malodorous, malodourous

Definition: having an unpleasant smell


Synonyms: dirty, foul, marked-up

Definition: (of a manuscript) defaced with changes

Usage: foul (or dirty) copy

Similar words: illegible

Definition: (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible

Usage: illegible handwriting


Synonyms: disgustful, disgusting, distasteful, repellant, repellent, repelling, revolting, wicked, yucky, foul, loathly, loathsome, skanky

Definition: highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

Usage: a disgusting smell; distasteful language; a loathsome disease; the idea of eating meat is repellent to me; revolting food; a wicked stench

Similar words: offensive

Definition: unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

Usage: offensive odors