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foul play

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  1. 1 the intentional and unlawful taking of another person's life the coroner ruled that there was no evidence of foul play Synonyms of foul play blood, homicide, murder, rubout, slayingWords Related to foul play chance-medley, killing, manslaughter; bloodshed, butchery, carnage, decimation, destruction, massacre, slaughter; assassination, execution, hit; euthanasia, mercy killing; filicide, fratricide, matricide, parricide, patricide, regicide, uxoricide

  2. 2 the use of brute strength to cause harm to a person or property the suspect has a long history of foul play, and was once convicted on assault and battery charges Synonyms of foul play force, violenceWords Related to foul play coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, pressure; barbarity, brutality, savagery; damage, detriment, harm, hurt, impairment, injury; crippling, maiming, mayhem, mutilation; assault, attack, bashing, battering, battery, batting, beating, belting, bludgeoning, buffeting, clubbing, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, flogging, hammering, lacing, licking, mauling, paddling, pelting, pommeling (or pommelling), pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), smashing, socking, thrashing, thumping, tromping, walloping, whaling, whipping; frenzy, fury, onslaught, outbreak, outrage, paroxysm, rage, rampage, revolt, riot, rupture, shock, storm, terror, threat, tumult, turbulence, upheaval, uproar; browbeating, bulldozing, bullying, hectoring, strong-armingNear Antonyms of foul play pacificism, pacifismAntonyms of foul play nonviolence



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