Foulness Foul"ness, n. [AS. f[=u]lnes.] The quality or condition of being foul. [1913 Webster]

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  • foulness — O.E. fulness foulness, filthy smell; see FOUL (Cf. foul) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • foulness — index defilement, delinquency (misconduct), perversion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Foulness — Location map|Essex label = lat = 51.597656 long = 0.895468 caption = Map showing the location of Foulness Island float = right background= white width = 175Foulness is an island on the east coast of Essex in England. It is separated from the… …   Wikipedia

  • foulness — noun 1. 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 • Derivationally related forms: ↑foul • Hypernyms: ↑iniquity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • foulness — /fowl nis/, n. 1. the state or quality of being foul: The foulness of the accusation incensed us all. 2. something that is foul; foul matter; filth. 3. wickedness. [bef. 1150; ME; OE fulnes. See FOUL, NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • foulness — foul ► ADJECTIVE 1) having an offensive smell or taste; causing disgust. 2) very disagreeable or unpleasant. 3) morally offensive; wicked or obscene. 4) done contrary to the rules of a sport. 5) polluted or contaminated. 6) (foul with) clogged or …   English terms dictionary

  • foulness — noun see foul I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Foulness — noun /faʊlˈnɛs/ An island off the east coast of Essex where the Thames estuary joins the North Sea …   Wiktionary

  • foulness — noun /ˈfaʊl̩.nəs/ The state of being foul …   Wiktionary

  • foulness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition or state of being dirty: dirtiness, filth, filthiness, griminess, grubbiness, smuttiness, squalor, uncleanliness, uncleanness. See CLEAN. 2. Impure condition: defilement, dirtiness, impurity, pollution …   English dictionary for students