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foul in Tastes topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfoulfoul1 /faʊl/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 smell/tasteCOCT a foul smell or taste is very unpleasant syn disgusting 🔊 He woke up with a foul taste in his mouth. 🔊 a pile of foul-smelling garbage 🔊 He put down his mug of foul-tasting coffee.► see thesaurus at horrible2 → in a foul mood/temper3 air/waterDIRTY very dirty 🔊 Refugees in the camps are short of food and at risk from foul water. 🔊 extractor fans to remove foul air from the tunnel4 → foul language5 weather especially British EnglishDN foul weather is stormy and windy, with a lot of rain or snow 🔊 Always carry foul weather gear when you go out walking. —foully adverb —foulness noun [uncountable] → by fair means or foul at fair1(11), → fall foul of somebody/something at fall1(15)
Examples from the Corpus
foul• the foul air of the factory• Sanchez hit three foul balls before connecting with a line drive to right field.• foul deeds• The foul haze of pollution has meant an increase in asthma cases.• A foul haze of pollution hung over the city.• Residents have complained of foul odors from the factory.• Supposing aunt sees us, said G.P. Barber's got the foulest reputation in Cornwall.• There was a foul smell coming up from the river.• a pile of foul-smelling garbage