Noisome meaning

noi'səm
The definition of noisome is harmful, or bad smelling.

An example of something noisome is a gas that is coming from a toxic waste dump; noisome gas.

An example of a noisome smell is the smell of a disgusting trash can.

adjective
0
0
Offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul.

A noisome odor.

adjective
0
0
Harmful or dangerous.

Noisome fumes.

adjective
0
0
Injurious to health; harmful.
adjective
0
0
Having a bad odor; foul-smelling.
adjective
0
0
Advertisement
Morally hurtful or noxious.
adjective
0
0
Hurtful or noxious to health; unwholesome, insalubrious.
adjective
0
0
Offensive to the senses; disgusting, unpleasant, nauseous; foul, fetid, especially having an undesirable smell; sickening, nauseating.
adjective
0
0

Origin of noisome

From Middle English noy (short for annoy, from an(n)oien, enoien from Anglo-Norman anuier, from Old French enuier (French: ennuyer), from Late Latin inodiare (to make hateful), from in- (intensive prefix) + odium (hate).