noisome


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noi·some

 (noi′səm)
adj.
1. Offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul: a noisome odor.
2. Harmful or dangerous: noisome fumes.

[Middle English noiesom : noie, harm (short for anoi, annoyance, from Old French, from anoier, to annoy; see annoy) + -som, adj. suff.; see -some1.]

noi′some·ly adv.
noi′some·ness n.

noisome

(ˈnɔɪsəm)
adj
1. (esp of smells) offensive
2. harmful or noxious
[C14: from obsolete noy, variant of annoy + -some1]
ˈnoisomely adv
ˈnoisomeness n

noi•some

(ˈnɔɪ səm)

adj.
1. offensive or disgusting, as an odor.
2. harmful or injurious to health; noxious.
[1350–1400; Middle English noyesome =noy- (aph. variant of anoyen to harm, injure; see annoy) + -some -some1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.noisome - causing or able to cause nauseanoisome - causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
2.noisome - offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"

noisome

adjective disgusting, offensive, foul, stinking, smelly, reeking, noxious, fetid, putrid, malodorous, mephitic, niffy (Brit. slang) Noisome vapours arise from the mud left in the docks

noisome

adjective
Having an unpleasant odor:
Informal: smelly.
Translations

noisome

[ˈnɔɪsəm] ADJ (= disgusting) → asqueroso; (= smelly) → fétido, maloliente; (= harmful) → nocivo

noisome

adj
smellwiderlich, eklig
(= noxious)giftig, (gesundheits)schädlich
References in classic literature ?
It would naturally have been impossible in that noisome cavern of a jail, with its mangy crowd of drunken, quarrelsome, and song-singing rapscallions.
Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, Where the slave-whip ceaseless swings, Where the noisome insect stings, Where the fever-demon strews Poison with the falling dews, Where the sickly sunbeams glare Through the hot and misty air:-- Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, From Virginia hills and waters-- Woe is me, my stolen daughters
Extraordinary how soon the noisome flavour of imprisoned sleep, becomes manifest in all such places that are ill cared for!
On this festival, the servants drive a herd of YAHOOS into the field, laden with hay, and oats, and milk, for a repast to the HOUYHNHNMS; after which, these brutes are immediately driven back again, for fear of being noisome to the assembly.
Within that noisome den from which I had emerged I had thought with a narrow intensity only of our immediate security.
I will find means to protect him from the swarms of noisome flies that prey on the bodies of men who have been killed in battle.
The vapor from this pool was extremely noisome, and tainted the air for a considerable distance.
It was the most noisome quarter of London, where every thing wore the worst impress of the most deplorable poverty, and of the most desperate crime.
As the light sank into the noisome depths, there came a shriek which chilled Adam's blood--a prolonged agony of pain and terror which seemed to have no end.
Love is too pure a light to burn long among the noisome gases that we breathe, but before it is choked out we may use it as a torch to ignite the cozy fire of affection.
By the noisome ways through which they descended into that pit, they gradually emerge from it, the crowd flitting, and whistling, and skulking about them until they come to the verge, where restoration of the bull's-eyes is made to Darby.
They showed us the noisome cell where the celebrated "Iron Mask"--that ill-starred brother of a hardhearted king of France--was confined for a season before he was sent to hide the strange mystery of his life from the curious in the dungeons of Ste.