Definition of Foul play

1. Noun. Unfair or dishonest behavior (especially involving violence).

Generic synonyms: Evil, Immorality, Iniquity, Wickedness

Definition of Foul play

1. Noun. Unfair, unethical, or criminal behavior, especially of a malicious or violent nature. ¹

2. Noun. Any violation of rules. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foul Play

foul-weather gear
foul anchor
foul ball
foul bill of health
foul language
foul line
foul out
foul play (current term)
foul pole
foul poles
foul shot
foul territory
foul tick
foul tip
foul up
foul wind
foul winds

Literary usage of Foul play

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1. The Bookman (1903)
"foul play Drama, five acts. Once • Week.] Dora Pastoral drama, three acts. The Double Marriage Drama, five acts. Put Yourself in His Place. ..."

2. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"... that this person should die in a mysterious violent manner, and yet that there should have been no foul play after all, would have been a combination of ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"At the bene and »t the cat, A foul play holde у that V\. Л ,: .: , (4) Bane ; destruction. ... foul play ..."

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