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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). 
- (literary) Morally hurtful or noxious.
- (literary) Hurtful or noxious to health; unwholesome, insalubrious.
- (literary) Offensive to the senses; disgusting, unpleasant, nauseous, especially having an undesirable smell
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:noisome.
- See also Thesaurus:harmful
morally hurtful or noxious
hurtful or noxious to health
offensive to the senses