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Foul vs. Wretched

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Foul

Offensive to the senses, especially through having a disgusting smell or taste or being dirty
A foul odour
His foul breath
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Wretched

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable
"the wretched prisoners huddling in the stinking cages" (George Orwell).
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Foul

Wicked or immoral
Murder most foul
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Wretched

Characterized by or attended with misery or woe
A wretched life.
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Foul

Containing or full of noxious matter; polluted
Foul, swampy water
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Wretched

Of a poor or mean character; dismal
A wretched building.
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Foul

(of the weather) wet and stormy
He walked in fair and foul weather
The weather turned foul
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Wretched

Contemptible; despicable
Wretched treatment of the patients.
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Foul

(in sport) an unfair or invalid stroke or piece of play, especially one involving interference with an opponent
The midfielder was booked for a foul on Ford
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Wretched

Of very inferior quality
Wretched prose.
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Foul

A disease in the feet of cattle
He was indeed suffering from foul of the foot
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Wretched

Characterized by or feeling deep affliction or distress; very miserable.
I felt wretched after my wife died.
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Foul

Contrary to the rules; unfairly.
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Wretched

Of an inferior or unworthy nature or social status; contemptible, lowly.
The street was full of wretched beggars dressed in rags.
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Foul

Make foul or dirty; pollute
Factories which fouled the atmosphere
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Wretched

Of an insignificant, mean, or poor nature; miserable, paltry, worthless.
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Foul

(in sport) commit a foul against (an opponent)
United claim their keeper was fouled
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Wretched

Of a person, etc.: behaving in a manner deserving contempt; base, despicable, wicked.
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Foul

(of a ship) collide with or interfere with the passage of (another)
The ships became overcrowded and fouled each other
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Wretched

Of weather: causing much discomfort; very unpleasant; miserable.
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Foul

Offensive to the senses; revolting
"a foul little creature with greedy eyes and slobbering mouth" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
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Wretched

(informal) Used to express annoyance towards or dislike of someone or something: bloody, damned.
Will you please stop playing that wretched trombone!
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Foul

Having a bad odor or taste
Foul breath.
Food that tasted foul.
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Wretched

Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.
O cruel! Death! to those you are more kindThan to the wretched mortals left behind.
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Foul

Rotten or putrid
Foul meat.
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Wretched

Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.
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Foul

Containing dirt, impurities, or other foreign matter; foul water.
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Wretched

Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.
Nero reigned after this Claudius, of all men wretchedest, ready to all manner [of] vices.
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Foul

Clogged or bestrewn with unwanted material
The bay is foul with old sunken vessels.
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Wretched

Of very poor quality or condition;
Deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
Woeful treatment of the accused
Woeful errors of judgment
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Foul

Overgrown or encrusted with weeds, barnacles, or other organisms. Used of a ship's bottom.
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Wretched

Characterized by physical misery;
A wet miserable weekend
Spent a wretched night on the floor
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Foul

Entangled or enwrapped
A foul anchor.
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Wretched

Very unhappy; full of misery;
He felt depressed and miserable
A message of hope for suffering humanity
Wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages
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Foul

Morally detestable; wicked
Foul deeds.
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Wretched

Deserving or inciting pity;
A hapless victim
Miserable victims of war
The shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic
Piteous appeals for help
Pitiable homeless children
A pitiful fate
Oh, you poor thing
His poor distorted limbs
A wretched life
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Foul

Vulgar or obscene
Foul language.
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Foul

Violating accepted standards or rules; dishonorable
Used foul means to gain power.
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Foul

Very disagreeable or displeasing; horrid
A foul movie.
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Foul

Inclement or unfavorable
In fair weather or foul.
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Foul

Irritable or upset
In a foul mood.
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Foul

(Sports) Contrary to the rules of a game or sport
A foul boxing punch.
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Foul

(Baseball) Outside the foul lines
A foul fly ball.
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Foul

Marked with editorial changes or corrections
Foul copy.
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Foul

(Archaic) Ugly; unattractive.
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Foul

(Sports) An infraction or a violation of the rules of play.
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Foul

(Baseball) A foul ball.
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Foul

An entanglement or a collision.
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Foul

An instance of clogging or obstructing.
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Foul

A foul copy of a document.
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Foul

In a foul manner.
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Foul

To make dirty or foul; pollute.
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Foul

To bring into dishonor; besmirch.
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Foul

To clog or obstruct.
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Foul

To entangle or catch (a rope, for example).
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Foul

To encrust (a ship's hull) with foreign matter, such as barnacles.
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Foul

(Sports) To commit a foul against.
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Foul

(Baseball) To hit (a ball) outside the foul lines.
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Foul

To become foul.
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Foul

(Sports) To commit a foul.
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Foul

(Baseball) To hit a ball outside the foul lines
Fouled twice and then struck out.
Fouled out to the catcher.
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Foul

To become entangled or twisted
The anchor line fouled on a rock.
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Foul

To become clogged or obstructed.
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Foul

Covered with, or containing unclean matter; dirty.
This cloth is too foul to use as a duster.
His foul hands got dirt all over the kitchen.
The air was so foul nobody could breathe.
A ship's bottom is foul when overgrown with barnacles
A well is foul with polluted water.
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Foul

(of words or a way of speaking) Obscene, vulgar or abusive.
The rascal spewed forth a series of foul words.
His foul language causes many people to believe he is uneducated.
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Foul

Detestable, unpleasant, loathsome.
He has a foul set of friends.
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Foul

Disgusting, repulsive; causing disgust.
This foul food is making me retch.
There was a foul smell coming from the toilet.
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Foul

(obsolete) Ugly; homely; poor.
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Foul

Unpleasant, stormy or rainy.
Some foul weather is brewing.
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Foul

Dishonest or not conforming to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.
Foul play is not suspected.
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Foul

(nautical) Entangled and therefore restricting free movement, not clear.
We've got a foul anchor.
A rope could get foul while it is being paid out.
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Foul

(technical) (with "of") Positioned on, in, or near enough to (a specified area) so as to obstruct it.
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Foul

(baseball) Outside of the base lines; in foul territory.
Jones hit foul ball after foul ball.
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Foul

(transitive) To make dirty.
To foul the face or hands with mire
She's fouled her diaper.
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Foul

(transitive) To besmirch.
He's fouled his reputation.
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Foul

(transitive) To clog or obstruct.
The hair has fouled the drain.
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Foul

To entangle.
The kelp has fouled the prop.
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Foul

To make contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
Smith fouled him hard.
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Foul

To commit a foul.
Smith fouled within the first minute of the quarter.
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Foul

To hit outside of the baselines.
Jones fouled the ball off the facing of the upper deck.
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Foul

To hit a ball outside of the baselines.
Jones fouled for strike one.
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Foul

(intransitive) To become clogged.
The drain fouled.
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Foul

(intransitive) To become entangled.
The prop fouled on the kelp.
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Foul

To come into contact or collide with.
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Foul

(sports) A breach of the rules of a game, especially one involving inappropriate contact with an opposing player in order to gain an advantage; for example, tripping someone up in soccer, or contact of any kind in basketball.
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Foul

(bowling) A (usually accidental) contact between a bowler and the lane before the bowler has released the ball.
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Foul

(baseball) A foul ball, a ball which has been hit outside of the base lines.
Jones hit a foul up over the screen.
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Foul

A bird.
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Foul

An entanglement; a collision, as in a boat race.
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Foul

In various games or sports, an act done contrary to the rules; a foul stroke, hit, play, or the like.
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Foul

Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not clean; polluted; nasty; defiled; as, a foul cloth; foul hands; a foul chimney; foul air; a ship's bottom is foul when overgrown with barnacles; a gun becomes foul from repeated firing; a well is foul with polluted water.
My face is foul with weeping.
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Foul

Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language.
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Foul

Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched.
Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?
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Foul

Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
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Foul

Ugly; homely; poor.
Let us, like merchants, show our foulest wares.
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Foul

Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; - said of the weather, sky, etc.
So foul a sky clears not without a storm.
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Foul

Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating; as, foul play.
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Foul

Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement; entangled; - opposed to clear; as, a rope or cable may get foul while paying it out.
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Foul

To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to soil; as, to foul the face or hands with mire.
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Foul

To incrust (the bore of a gun) with burnt powder in the process of firing.
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Foul

To cover (a ship's bottom) with anything that impered its sailing; as, a bottom fouled with barnacles.
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Foul

To entangle, so as to impede motion; as, to foul a rope or cable in paying it out; to come into collision with; as, one boat fouled the other in a race.
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Foul

To become clogged with burnt powder in the process of firing, as a gun.
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Foul

To become entagled, as ropes; to come into collision with something; as, the two boats fouled.
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Foul

An act that violates of the rules of a sport
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Foul

Hit a foul ball
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Foul

Make impure;
The industrial wastes polluted the lake
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Foul

Become or cause to become obstructed;
The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
The water pipe is backed up
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Foul

Commit a foul; break the rules
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Foul

Spot, stain, or pollute;
The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it
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Foul

Make unclean;
Foul the water
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Foul

Become soiled and dirty
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Foul

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
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Foul

Offensively malodorous;
A putrid smell
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Foul

Violating accepted standards or rules;
A dirty fighter
Used foul means to gain power
A nasty unsporting serve
Fined for unsportsmanlike behavior
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Foul

(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
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Foul

(of a manuscript) defaced with changes;
Foul (or dirty) copy
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Foul

Thoroughly unpleasant;
Filthy (or foul or nasty or vile) weather we're having
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Foul

Characterized by obscenity;
Had a filthy mouth
Foul language
Smutty jokes
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Foul

Disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter;
As filthy as a pigsty
A foul pond
A nasty pigsty of a room
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Foul

Especially of a ship's lines etc;
With its sails afoul
A foul anchor
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