V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: repulsive, extremely disgusting to the senses, or dangerous
Synonyms: offensive, rank, putrid, repulsive, disgusting, foul, pernicious, harmful, dangerous, deadly
Antonyms: pleasant, wholesome, fragrant
Tips: Noisome is related to the word annoy, but its meaning is much stronger. Noisome can refer to something extremely offensive, to the point of causing nausea. Noisome can also refer to something highly dangerous. Noisome is most often used in reference to foul or toxic smells. Do not confuse noisome with noisy, as there is really no relation between noisome (repulsive, disgusting to the senses, dangerous) and noise (sound, loud disruptive sound). Noisome is similar in meaning to noxious. See noxious for additional analysis.
The noisome smells from the chemical plant kept the area clear of residents for miles. (putrid, foul)
The locusts proved a noisome plague for farmers. (harmful, dangerous)
She was sick and dizzy from being in contact with the noisome fumes. (offensive, deadly)
After the forest fire, the air quality in the area was so noisome that residents wore protective masks over their nose and mouth for several days. (harmful, dangerous)
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