foul-spoken

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj foul-spoken using foul or obscene language "noisy foul-mouthed women all shouting at once"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Foul-spoken Using profane, scurrilous, slanderous, or obscene language; same as foul-mouthed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foul-spoken Using scurrilous, slanderous, profane, or obscene language; foul-mouthed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Foul-spoken addicted to the use of foul or profane language
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fúl; Ger. faul, Goth. fûls.

Usage

In literature:

The defense was managed by one of their crowd, the foul-tongued Tombs shyster, Pete Bradley, of whom I have before spoken.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
The defense was managed by one of their crowd, the foul-tongued Tombs shyster, Pete Bradley, of whom I have before spoken.
"Andersonville, Volume 2" by John McElroy
We have spoken of the foul air of court-rooms.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
And the Emperor, having spoken of foul play, big words were exchanged.
"The Fête At Coqueville 1907" by Emile Zola
We have spoken of the foul air of court-rooms.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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In poetry:

Your words of love sincere,
Now spoken in the ear,
Where Mammon's priests bend at his altar brazen,
And lift the suppliant eye,
In foul idolatry—
All tongues shall trumpet, and on house-tops blazon.
"To Abolitionists" by John Pierpont