1. The quality of being foul or filthy; filthiness; defilement.
2. The quality or state of containing or being covered with any thing extraneous which is noxious or offensive; as the foulness of a cellar, or of a well; the foulness of a musket; the foulness of a ship's bottom.
3. Pollution; impurity.
There is not so chaste a nation as this, nor so free from all pollution or foulness
4. Hatefulness; atrociousness; as the foulness of a deed.
5. Ugliness; deformity.
The foulness of the' infernal form to hide.
6. Unfairness; dishonesty; want of candor.
Piety is opposed to hypocrisy and insincerity, and all falseness or foulness of intentions.