anarchy, lawlessness (noun)
a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
lawlessness, outlawry (noun)
illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law
transgression, evildoing (noun)
the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
"the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit
an act that violates the rules of a sport
disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky (adj)
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
"a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"
fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scented (adj)
"a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"
cheating(a), dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike (adj)
violating accepted standards or rules
"a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
dirty, foul, marked-up (adj)
(of a manuscript) defaced with changes
"foul (or dirty) copy"
cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty (adj)
characterized by obscenity
"had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"
filthy, foul, nasty (adj)
disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
"as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"
afoul(ip), foul, fouled (verb)
especially of a ship's lines etc
"with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor"
hit a foul ball
pollute, foul, contaminate (verb)
"The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul (verb)
become or cause to become obstructed
"The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
commit a foul; break the rules
foul, befoul, defile, maculate (verb)
spot, stain, or pollute
"The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
"foul the water"
become soiled and dirty