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noisome

[noi-suh m] /ˈnɔɪ səm/
adjective
1.
offensive or disgusting, as an odor.
2.
harmful or injurious to health; noxious.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English noy (aphetic variant of annoy) + -some1
Related forms
noisomely, adverb
noisomeness, noun
Can be confused
fulsome, noisome (see usage note at fulsome)
noisome, noisy.
Synonyms
1. fetid, putrid, rotten, stinking, mephitic.
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noisome

/ˈnɔɪsəm/
adjective
1.
(esp of smells) offensive
2.
harmful or noxious
Derived Forms
noisomely, adverb
noisomeness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from obsolete noy, variant of annoy + -some1
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Word Origin and History for noisomely

noisome

adj.

late 14c., "harmful, noxious," from noye "harm, misfortune," shortened form of anoi "annoyance" (from Old French anoier, see annoy) + -some (1). Meaning "bad-smelling" first recorded 1570s. Related: Noisomeness.

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