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Meaning of NOISOME

Pronunciation:  'noysum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell"
  2. [adj]  causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"

NOISOME is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, loathsome, malodorous, nauseating, nauseous, offensive, putrid, sickening, smelly, stinking, unwholesome, vile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Noi"some\, a. [For noysome, fr. noy for annoy. See
1. Noxious to health; hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome;
   insalubrious; destructive; as, noisome effluvia. ``Noisome
   pestilence.'' --Ps. xci. 3.

2. Offensive to the smell or other senses; disgusting; fetid.
   ``Foul breath is noisome.'' --Shak. -- {Noi"some*ly}, adv.
   -- {Noi"some*ness}, n.

Syn: Noxious; unwholesome; insalubrious; mischievous;

Usage: {Noisome}, {Noxious}. These words have to a great
       extent been interchanged; but there is a tendency to
       make a distinction between them, applying noxious to
       things that inflict evil directly; as, a noxious
       plant, noxious practices, etc., and noisome to things
       that operate with a remoter influence; as, noisome
       vapors, a noisome pestilence, etc. Noisome has the
       additional sense of disqusting. A garden may be free
       from noxious weeds or animals; but, if recently
       covered with manure, it may be filled with a noisome

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