noisome

[ noi-suhm ]
/ ˈnɔɪ səm /

adjective

offensive or disgusting, as an odor.
harmful or injurious to health; noxious.

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Origin of noisome

1350–1400; Middle English noy (aphetic variant of annoy) + -some1

OTHER WORDS FROM noisome

noi·some·ly, adverbnoi·some·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH noisome

fulsome noisome (see usage note at fulsome)noisome noisy
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British Dictionary definitions for noisome

noisome
/ (ˈnɔɪsəm) /

adjective

(esp of smells) offensive
harmful or noxious

Derived forms of noisome

noisomely, adverbnoisomeness, noun

Word Origin for noisome

C14: from obsolete noy, variant of annoy + -some 1
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