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tr.v. be·fouled, be·foul·ing, be·fouls
1. To make dirty; soil. See Synonyms at contaminate.
2. To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.befouled - made dirty or foulbefouled - made dirty or foul; "a building befouled with soot"; "breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
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Marry, thy jerkin is all befouled with the dust of the road.
After the execution Pierre was separated from the rest of the prisoners and placed alone in a small, ruined, and befouled church.
Stop, father, hast forgot that but for Roger de Conde ye might have seen your daughter a corpse ere now, or, worse, herself befouled and dishonored?
On this befouled background visions began to flow and burn.
See to my gown, the third that I have befouled within the week.
733-736) Do not expose yourself befouled by the fireside in your house, but avoid this.
I like the befouled reality style, everyone has their own taste, and it is comfortable for me to write in it.
Sadly, for all the reasons stated above, the Western informational air about Islam has been befouled.
The book will appeal to those envious souls who love to see men in high places befouled when they cannot be broken, and will put soiled money in the pockets of the author.
That's just a random internet search example of a few charmless scoundrels and chancers who have befouled our national game.
If reputations can besmirched and language can befouled, can ill gains begotten?