noisome

[ noi-suhm ]
/ ˈnɔɪ səm /

adjective

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

Origin of noisome

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

Related forms

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

Can be confused

fulsome noisome (see usage note at fulsome)noisome noisy
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noisome

/ (ˈnɔɪsəm) /

adjective

(esp of smells) offensive
harmful or noxious

Derived Forms

noisomely, adverbnoisomeness, noun

Word Origin for noisome

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