Examples from the Web for noisome
It filled my head, that muttering sound, like thick oily smoke from a fat-rendering vat or an odour of noisome decay.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In one prison he found a cell so narrow and noisome that the poor wretch who inhabited it begged as a mercy for hanging.History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)|John Richard Green
Let us now quit the noisome mazes of St. Giless and go out and away into the pure leafy country.The History of the Catnach Press|Charles Hindley
A face at a window would have been a relief; even the sight of a customer in the noisome groggery that occupied the ground floor.The Sword of Damocles|Anna Katharine Green
Many met a harder fate—a living death in the noisome prisons of the unbelievers.Legends of the Rhine|Wilhelm Ruland
As I entered the house, the stench that proceeded from it was most dreadful and noisome; but, oh!
British Dictionary definitions for noisome
Word Origin for noisome
Word Origin and History for noisome
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.