Definition of


  1. (adj, all) causing or able to cause nausea
    nauseous offal
    a sickening stench
  2. (adj, all) offensively malodorous
    the kitchen smelled really funky

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Noisome

Derivations: noisomeness

Origin of the word Noisome

  1. 1382, "harmful, noxious," from noye "harm, misfortune," shortened form of anoi "annoyance" (from O.Fr. anoier, see annoy) + -some. Meaning "bad-smelling" first recorded 1577. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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