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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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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.
Marry, thy jerkin is all befouled with the dust of the road.
733-736) Do not expose yourself befouled by the fireside in your house, but avoid this.
See to my gown, the third that I have befouled within the week.
We must avoid the almost Jansenistic stance, which is more disturbed that our national pedigree is befouled by the president's words than we are by the prospect of a couple hundred thousand poor folk being separated from their families and thrust back into a society that cannot absorb them.
While it may have brought some savings, it befouled the environment and triggered complaints of sickness from people in nearby homes, schools and business establishments.
America certainly had suffered from befouled air, such as the hideous smog that killed 14 people in Donora, Pa.
Andrew Cuomo says a $10 million state Superfund allocation will be used to plan a possible alternative water supply for a village where a toxic chemical has befouled the drinking water.
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.