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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foulness(noun)

    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. filth, filthiness, foulness, nastiness(noun)

    a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse

  3. foulness, raininess(noun)

    (of weather) the badness of the weather

    "they were wearied with the foulness of the weather"

  4. malodorousness, stinkiness, foulness, rankness, fetidness(noun)

    the attribute of having a strong offensive smell


  1. Foulness(ProperNoun)

    An island off the east coast of Essex where the Thames estuary joins the North Sea.

  2. foulness(Noun)

    The state of being foul

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foulness(noun)

    the quality or condition of being foul

  2. Origin: [AS. flnes.]


  1. Foulness

    Foulness is an island on the east coast of Essex in England, which is separated from the mainland by narrow creeks. In the 2001 census, the usually resident population was 212, living in the settlements of Churchend and Courtsend, at the north end of the island. The island has a general store and post office. The George and Dragon pub in Churchend closed in 2007, while the church closed in May 2010. Foulness Island is predominantly farmland and is protected from the sea by a sea wall. The island's name is derived from the Old English for wild birds and promontory, and it is an internationally important site for migrating and breeding birds, including avocets. During the North Sea flood of 1953, almost the entire island was flooded, and two people died. Prior to 1922, when the military road was built, the only access was across the Maplin Sands via the Broomway, a tidal path said to predate the Romans, or by boat. Although public rights of way exist, the island is run by QinetiQ on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, and access to the island is only permitted with a pass, obtainable from Shoeburyness. The island's visitor centre is opened to the public on the first Sunday in summer months, but permission must be sought to visit. Until 2007, members of the public could visit the island's pub by telephoning ahead; if they had not done so, access would be denied.

Anagrams for foulness »

  1. nosefuls, sulfones


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foulness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foulness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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