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.
Usage Note: People sometimes assume that noisome means "noisy," because the two words sound similar. But in our 2011 survey, 89% of the Usage Panel found the sentence We could barely hear each other with the noisome helicopter overhead to be unacceptable. If you use noisome as a synonym for noisy, there's a good chance that others will misinterpret your words and think you're describing someone or something as being offensive or harmful.

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
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