What is another word for Feculence?

521 synonyms found


[ fˈɛkjʊləns], [ fˈɛkjʊləns], [ f_ˈɛ_k_j_ʊ_l_ə_n_s]

Feculence is a word that is not commonly used in everyday language. It refers to the state of being foul or contaminated with refuse or waste products. A few synonyms for feculence include filth, dirt, grime, muck, slime, sludge, and mud. All these synonyms convey a sense of unwanted materials that are dirty and repulsive. Other synonyms of feculence are impurity, pollution, and contamination. Feculence can be used in various contexts, such as water or air pollution, dirty dishes or clothes, and the human body, where it can refer to the accumulation of toxins or waste products. Despite its negative connotations, feculence is a necessary part of our ecosystem, and it serves as a reminder of the need for cleanliness and hygiene.

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What are the hypernyms for Feculence?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for Feculence?

Feculence, which means impurity or dirtiness, has a few antonyms. The first one is purity, which suggests the absence of impurities or anything that could contaminate something. In contrast, immaculacy refers to absolute cleanliness, devoid of any traces of dirt, grime, or other unwanted substances. A few more antonyms for feculence include clarity, which implies transparency and a clear view of things, and serenity, which means calmness and peace, two states that tend to be disrupted by feculence. Finally, elevating or elevating agents, such as refinement or civilization, enhance the opposite of feculence, rendering things clean, pure, and elevated.

What are the antonyms for Feculence?

Usage examples for Feculence

At the same time you begin to dissolve the honey in this parcel, you take the other of thirty Gallons also warm, and Tun it up with barm, and put it into a vessel capable to hold all the whole quantity of Ale and Honey, and let it work there; and because the vessel will be so far from being full, that the gross foulness of the Ale cannot work over, make holes in the sides of the Barrel even with the superficies of the Liquor in it, out of which the gross Feculence may purge; and these holes must be fast shut, when you put in the rest of the Ale with the Honey: which you must do, when you see the strong working of the other is over; and that it works but gently, which may be after two or three or four days, according to the warmth of the season.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened"
Kenelm Digby
It is not amiss that some Feculence lie thick upon the Ale, and work not all out; for that will keep in the spirits.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened"
Kenelm Digby
In the study of mankind much will be found to swim as froth, and much must sink as Feculence, before the wine can have its effect, and become that noblest liquor which rejoices the heart, and gives vigour to the imagination.
"Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life"
Hesther Lynch Piozzi

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