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adjective foul pronunciation in British English /faʊl/
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  1. 1
    very dirty, or smelling or tasting unpleasant

    What’s that foul smell?

    The air within the cell was foul.

    foul-smelling/foul-tasting etc:

    a foul-tasting medicine

  2. 2
    a foul move or throw in a game is one that is not allowed by the rules
  3. 3
    if someone has a foul temper or is in a foul mood, they are angry about something and can be annoyed very easily
  4. 5
    spoken very bad or unpleasant

    I thought his shirt was foul.

  5. 6
    literary evil

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