adjective noi·some \ˈni-səm\

: very unpleasant or disgusting

Full Definition of NOISOME

a :  offensive to the senses and especially to the sense of smell <noisome garbage>
b :  highly obnoxious or objectionable <noisome habits>
noi·some·ly adverb
noi·some·ness noun

Examples of NOISOME

  1. <it's no fun having asthma and living in an area with noisome smog>
  2. <a noisome remark about my weight that stuck with me for days>

Origin of NOISOME

Middle English noysome, from noy annoyance, alteration of anoi, from Anglo-French anui, from anuier to harass, annoy — more at annoy
First Known Use: 14th century


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