noisome was our Word of the Day on 09/26/2013. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of noisome in a Sentence
it's no fun having asthma and living in an area with noisome smog
a noisome remark about my weight that stuck with me for days
Recent Examples of noisome from the Web
This is much more of an insult’ Venezuelan protesters are using a new and noisome weapon against the government: jars filled with their own feces.
The sleazy policy at the heart of this noisome deal is the bank’s insistence that any customer with a dispute must bring that dispute to arbitration, not to a courtroom.
There’s a terrible coyness about scurvy because it was supposed to be, and was, a filthy, noisome disease.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'noisome'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
Noisome sounds like it might be a synonym of noisy, but it's not. Something noisome is disgusting, offensive, or harmful, often in its smell. Noisome does not come from "noise," but from the Middle English word noysome, which has the same meaning as noisome. The noy of noisome means "annoyance," and comes from Anglo-French anui, which also means "annoyance." (As you may have already guessed, the English words annoy and annoyance are also related to noisome.)
Synonym Discussion of noisome
NOISOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of noisome for English Language Learners
: very unpleasant or disgusting
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up noisome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).