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Noun: foulness  fawl-nus
  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"
     
  2. A state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
    - filth, filthiness, nastiness
     
  3. (of weather) the badness of the weather
    "they were wearied with the foulness of the weather";
    - raininess
     
  4. The attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    - malodorousness, stinkiness, rankness, fetidness

Type of: aroma, badness, dark, darkness, iniquity, odor [US], odour [Brit, Cdn], olfactory property, scent, severeness, severity, smell, unsanitariness, wickedness

Encyclopedia: Foulness