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1. Offensive, especially to the senses, as to arouse feelings of disgust or repulsion.
2. Extremely harmful or dangerous.
3. Etymology: from Middle English, noysome, "harmful, noxious", from noye, "harm, misfortune"; a shortened form of anoi, "annoyance"; from Old French anoier + -some. The meaning of "bad-smelling" was first recorded in 1577.
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noisome (NOI suhm) (adjective), more noisome, most noisome
1. Pertaining to being offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul: There was a noisome odor from the garbage container.
2. Descriptive of a harmful or dangerous condition or situation: The noisome fumes from the container could cause serious harm to those who are living in the house.
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