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, ↑wickedness, ↑darkness, ↑dark
2. a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
Syn: ↑filth, ↑filthiness, ↑nastiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑nasty (for: ↑nastiness), ↑foul, ↑filthy (for: ↑filthiness), ↑filthy (for: ↑filth)
Hypernyms: ↑unsanitariness
3. (of weather) the badness of the weather

they were wearied with the foulness of the weather

Syn: ↑raininess
Hypernyms: ↑badness, ↑severity, ↑severeness
4. the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
Derivationally related forms: ↑fetid (for: ↑fetidness), ↑rank (for: ↑rankness), ↑foul, ↑stinky (for: ↑stinkiness), ↑malodorous (for: ↑malodorousness)
Hypernyms: ↑olfactory property, ↑smell, ↑aroma, ↑odor, ↑odour, ↑scent
Hyponyms: ↑body odor, ↑body odour, ↑B.O.

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