Definition of foul-mouthed in US English:



  • Using or characterized by a great deal of bad language.

    ‘a foul-mouthed cop’
    • ‘Television close-ups of players clearly shouting foul-mouthed abuse after controversial moments in games is copied by children, according to Martin Ward, deputy general secretary of the Secondary Heads Association.’
    • ‘It is so illogical, ugly and foul-mouthed that it almost suggests a deliberate subversive subtext aimed at exposing the nurtured helplessness of today's cinema-going public.’
    • ‘It looks extraordinarily brooding: the rock-and-steel architecture, scrawled with foul-mouthed inmate graffiti, is both threatening and lovely.’
    • ‘I will in future regard your writings and opinions as the product of an offensive and foul-mouthed individual.’
    • ‘While Matthau gives a complex (if infuriating) performance as a decrepit, foul-mouthed alcoholic who is still a much-loved father figure, the rest of the cast are sadly underused.’
    • ‘Frustrations, particularly those created by what he perceives as unjust treatment from match officials, can induce paranoid reactions that are too riddled with foul-mouthed bitterness to be euphemised as boyish petulance.’
    • ‘This year alone he's called Hollywood producers ‘idiots’, and his neighbours have called him a ‘rude, foul-mouthed, fat old man’.’
    • ‘He takes no prisoners when it comes to his children's shortcomings (‘all around us are foul-mouthed, obnoxious children like my son’), although there is little discussion of his own.’
    • ‘You know, if an umpire were ruling on this one, he'd call it foul for foul-mouthed.’
    • ‘It is proposed that first-time offenders will be forced to use a swear box and following repeated swearing offences managers will be authorised to ask foul-mouthed drinkers to leave the premises.’
    • ‘A Southampton teacher and union spokesman has lifted the lid on the dangers in schools where foul-mouthed abuse is ‘part of everyday life’ and pupils fight with vicious gadgets.’
    • ‘A councillor has quit a carnival committee after a foul-mouthed tirade against a children's motorcycle display team was accidentally broadcast over a public address system.’
    • ‘She made the character coarse, foul-mouthed end utterly believable - but with a sad side which made me feel some sympathy with her.’
    • ‘She said: ‘I was walking home through Sussex Square when we were approached by three foul-mouthed girls.’’
    • ‘No only must Brown suffer the protracted companionship of this foul-mouthed jogger, he must endure it knowing that each of their encounters, once committed to the diary, represents a contribution to the Campbell pension fund.’
    • ‘All around us are foul-mouthed obnoxious children like my son.’
    • ‘I would suggest that harassment and bullying by officials of individuals and groups they do not like is every bit as offensive as any drunken and foul-mouthed abuse in the street.’
    • ‘The journey was quite tremendous for working off hangovers - both mine and that of a foul-mouthed Brummie from the bar-crawl, with the thoughtful attachment of a cool-box full of fluids to one of the vehicles.’
    • ‘They are knowing, foul-mouthed, abusive, little thugs who entertain themselves baiting residents as an alternative to the many pursuits they could follow.’
    • ‘He is likely to be penalised for a foul-mouthed tirade and aggressive behaviour towards referee Stuart Dougal and his assistant James Bee following his dismissal at the conclusion of last month's Old Firm match at Ibrox.’
    vulgar, crude, coarse
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