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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Offensive, especially to the sense of smell.
2. Harmful; noxious.
ETYMOLOGY:From Middle English noy (short of annoy), via French, from Latin inodiare (to make hateful), from in- (intensive prefix) + odium (hate).
USAGE:"Phasing out of noisome exhausts on motorbikes should be handled seriously and urgently."
ESG Response; Gibraltar Chronicle; Nov 28, 2009.
"The anti-social behaviour order, or Asbo, has helped to bring some relief to hard-pressed communities plagued by noisome neighbours and menacing yobs."
Making Justice Swifter; The Daily Telegraph (London, UK); Oct 8, 2009.
See more usage examples of noisome in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another. -Juvenal, poet (c. 60-140)