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Foulness


FOUL'NESS, noun

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.