Noisome Definition

Offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul.
A noisome odor.
American Heritage
Injurious to health; harmful.
Webster's New World
Having a bad odor; foul-smelling.
Webster's New World

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).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English noiesom noie harm (short for anoi annoyance) (from Old French) (from anoier to annoy annoy) -som adj. suff. –some1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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