noisome

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From Middle English noy +‎ -some (short for annoy, from an(n)oien, enoien from Anglo-Norman anuier, from Old French enuier (French: ennuyer), from Late Latin inodiare (to make hateful), from in- (intensive prefix) + odium (hate). [1]

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noisome (comparative more noisome, superlative most noisome)

  1. Morally hurtful or noxious.
  2. Hurtful or noxious to health; unwholesome, insalubrious.
  3. Offensive to the senses; disgusting, unpleasant, nauseous; foul, fetid, especially having an undesirable smell; sickening, nauseating.

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  1. ^ Wordsmith's entry for noisome