Definition for NOI'SOME

NOI'SOME, a. [noi'sum; Norm. noisife; It. nocivo, noioso. This word is formed with the Teutonic some, united with the It. noiare, Fr. nuire, nuisant, from the L. noxa, noceo, to hurt. Class Ng.]

  1. Noxious to health; hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome; insalubrious; destructive; as, noisome winds; noisome effluvia or miasmata; noisome pestilence. Milton. Dryden.
  2. Noxious; injurious.
  3. Offensive to the smell or other senses; disgusting; fetid. Foul breath is noisome. Shak.

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