Meaning of NOISOME in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnȯi-səm ]


Etymology: Middle English noysome, from noy annoyance, alteration of anoi, from Anglo-French anui, from anuier to harass, annoy — more at annoy

Date: 14th century

1. : noxious , harmful


a. : offensive to the senses and especially to the sense of smell

noisome garbage

b. : highly obnoxious or objectionable

noisome habits

Synonyms: see malodorous

• noi·some·ly adverb

• noi·some·ness noun

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