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noisome

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of noisome

  1. 1 bad for the well-being of the body it's no fun having asthma and living in an area with noisome smog Synonyms of noisome insalubrious, unhealthy, noxious, sickly, unhealthful, unwholesomeWords Related to noisome germy, insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitary; nonnutritious; poisonous, toxic; fatal, lethal, mortalNear Antonyms of noisome hygienic, sanitary; nutritiousAntonyms of noisome healthful, healthy

  2. 2 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment a noisome remark about my weight that stuck with me for days Synonyms of noisome abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, offensive, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, uglyWords Related to noisome exceptionable, objectionable; brackish, disagreeable, dislikable (also dislikeable), unpleasant; contemptible, despicable, detestable, hard, hateful; unhealthy, unsavory, unwholesome; execrable, lousy, miserable; atrocious, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), heinous, horrendous, horrific, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmarish, shocking, sick, sickish, sickly, terrible, unspeakable, vile; off-putting, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; barbarous, unchristian, uncivilized, ungodly, unholy; distressing, disturbing, upsettingNear Antonyms of noisome acceptable, agreeable, alluring, appealing, attractive, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, desirable, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, gratifying, heavenly, inviting, likable (or likeable), luscious, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, welcome; unexceptionable, unobjectionable; healthful, healthy, restorative, salubrious, salutary, wholesomeAntonyms of noisome innocuous, inoffensive

  3. 3 having an unpleasant smell the noisome air of the area of the city that was downwind of the dog food factory Synonyms of noisome fetid, foul, frowsty [chiefly British], frowsy (or frowzy), funky, fusty, musty, malodorous, rank, reeking, reeky, ripe, smelly, stenchy, stinking, stinky, strongWords Related to noisome putrid, rancid, skunky, stale; bad, disgusting, offensive, repulsive, revolting, vile; decayed, decaying, decomposed, decomposing, rotted, rotten, rotting, spoiled, spoiling; dirty, filthy, nasty, noxious; odiferous, odoriferous, odorousNear Antonyms of noisome flowery, fruity, spicy, woodsyAntonyms of noisome ambrosial, aromatic, fragrant, perfumed, redolent, savory (also savoury), scented, sweet

Synonym Discussion of noisome

malodorous, stinking, fetid, noisome, putrid, rank, fusty, musty mean bad-smelling. malodorous may range from the unpleasant to the strongly offensive.
    • malodorous fertilizers
stinking and fetid suggest the foul or disgusting.
    • prisoners were held in stinking cells
    • the fetid odor of skunk cabbage
noisome adds a suggestion of being harmful or unwholesome as well as offensive.
    • a stagnant, noisome sewer
putrid implies particularly the sickening odor of decaying organic matter.
    • the putrid smell of rotting fish
rank suggests a strong unpleasant smell.
    • rank cigar smoke
fusty and musty suggest lack of fresh air and sunlight, fusty also implying prolonged uncleanliness, musty stressing the effects of dampness, mildew, or age.
    • a fusty attic
    • the musty odor of a damp cellar

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