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Middle English ; equivalent to noysom + noy (short for -some annoy, from , an(n)oien from enoien Anglo-Norman , from anuier Old French ( enuier French ), from ennuyer Late Latin inodiare ( “ to make hateful ” ), from in- ( intensive prefix ) + odium ( “ hate ” )).
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noisome ( comparative , more noisome superlative ) most noisome
Morally ( literary ) hurtful or noxious.
Hurtful or noxious to health; ( literary ) unwholesome, insalubrious.
Synonyms: see Thesaurus: harmful
, 1912 Alexander Berkman, chapter 6, in Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist: There is a distinct sense of freedom in the solitude of the night. The day's atmosphere is surcharged with noisome anxiety, the hours laden with impending terrors. But the night is soothing. Offensive to the senses; ( literary ) disgusting, unpleasant, nauseous, especially having an undesirable smell.
Synonyms: , foul , fetid , sickening nauseating
(first performance), 1598–1599 William Shakespeare, “ Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies ( [ … ] First Folio), London: [ … ] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed, published [ward ] Blount 1623, , [Act V, scene i], →OCLC page : 120 Foule words is but foule wind, and foule wind is but foule breath, and foule breath is noiſome, therefore I will depart vnkist. , 1731 [Jonathan Swift], “Strephon and Chloe”, in A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed., Dublin, London: [ … ] [ … ] [ William Bowyer] for J. Roberts [ … ] , published 1734, , →OCLC page 8: And then, ſo nice, and ſo genteel; / Such Cleanlineſs from Head to Heel: / No Humours groſs, or frowzy Steams, / No noiſom Whiffs, or ſweaty Streams, / Before, behind, above, below, / Could from her taintleſs Body flow.
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morally hurtful or noxious
hurtful or noxious to health
вреден (bg) ( vreden ), нездравословен (bg) ( nezdravosloven ) Chinese:
Mandarin: 有毒的 ( yǒudú dí ) Dutch:
schadelijk (nl) Finnish:
haitallinen (fi) French:
nocif (fr) , m insalubre (fr) , m or f malsain (fr) , m toxique (fr) m or f German:
ungesund , (de) schädlich (de) Italian:
nocivo , (it) insalubre (it) , m or f malsano (it) m Middle English:
insalubru , (ro) nesănătos (ro) Russian: вре́дный (ru) m ( vrédnyj ), нездоро́вый (ru) m ( nezdoróvyj ), вредоно́сный (ru) m ( vredonósnyj )
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