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noisome adj
1 causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench" [syn: nauseating, nauseous, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile]
2 offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell" [syn: fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, smelly, putrid, stinking]

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  • /ˈnɔɪsəm/


  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.


morally hurtful or noxious
  • Dutch: schadelijk
hurtful or noxious to health
  • Dutch: schadelijk
offensive to the senses
  • Dutch: walgelijk

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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