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Meaning of foul

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a
             disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome
             disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me";
             "revolting food"; "a wicked stench" [syn: {disgusting},
             {disgustful}, {distasteful}, {foul}, {loathly},
             {loathsome}, {repellent}, {repellant}, {repelling},
             {revolting}, {skanky}, {wicked}, {yucky}]
      2: offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled
         really funky" [syn: {fetid}, {foetid}, {foul}, {foul-
         smelling}, {funky}, {noisome}, {smelly}, {stinking}, {ill-
      3: violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter";
         "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve";
         "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior" [syn: {cheating(a)},
         {dirty}, {foul}, {unsporting}, {unsportsmanlike}]
      4: (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines [ant: {fair}]
      5: (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty)
         copy" [syn: {dirty}, {foul}, {marked-up}]
      6: characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul
         language"; "smutty jokes" [syn: {cruddy}, {filthy}, {foul},
         {nasty}, {smutty}]
      7: disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter;
         "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a
         room" [syn: {filthy}, {foul}, {nasty}]
      8: especially of a ship's lines etc; "with its sails afoul"; "a
         foul anchor" [syn: {afoul(ip)}, {foul}, {fouled}]
      n 1: an act that violates the rules of a sport
      v 1: hit a foul ball
      2: make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake" [syn:
         {pollute}, {foul}, {contaminate}]
      3: become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our
         drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up" [syn:
         {clog}, {choke off}, {clog up}, {back up}, {congest},
         {choke}, {foul}] [ant: {unclog}]
      4: commit a foul; break the rules
      5: spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river
         by emptying raw sewage into it" [syn: {foul}, {befoul},
         {defile}, {maculate}]
      6: make unclean; "foul the water"
      7: become soiled and dirty

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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