Definitions of foulness

n a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse

filth, filthiness, nastiness
Type of:
a state that is not conducive to health

n the attribute of having a strong offensive smell

fetidness, malodorousness, rankness, stinkiness
B.O., body odor, body odour
malodorousness resulting from a failure to bathe
Type of:
aroma, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent, smell
any property detected by the olfactory system

n disgusting wickedness and immorality

“he understood the foulness of sin”
“his display of foulness deserved severe punishment”
“mouths which speak such foulness must be cleansed”
Type of:
dark, darkness, iniquity, wickedness
absence of moral or spiritual values

n (of weather) the badness of the weather

“they were wearied with the foulness of the weather”
Type of:
badness, severeness, severity
used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather

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