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Noisome appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Some dyspepsy demos I onward draw… noisome dyspepsy demos!
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Noisome (stinking; putrid) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the adjective noisome

What does noisome mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. causing or able to cause nausea
  2. offensively malodorous

Alternative definition of the adjective noisome


  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.

Definition of the adjective noisome for high school students

    unpleasant, offensive, especially to the sense of smell
    • example: Nobody would enter the stalls until the horse's noisome leavings were taken away.

The adjective noisome is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Noisome

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Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

L Walker NOISOME, noi'sum (TWn, hawwdh, jn, to"; Kauris, kakds): "Noisome" from "annoy" (annoy- some) has in Bible Eng. the meaning of "evil," "hurtful," not of "offensive" or "loathsome." It is the tr of hawwah, "mischief," "calamity" (Ps 91 3, ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

It comes from a Middle English word nay, related to annoy:The harm will persist long after Blair is no more than a noisome fish head in the dustbin of history—Scotland on ...

Google previewThe Wrong Word Dictionary (2012)

2,500 Most Commonly Confused Words by Dave Dowling

Noisome, Noisy Noisome means foul-smelling, noxious, or offensive. The noisome odor coming from the river bothers the residents. Noisy means making much noise. Despite the PC 's high price, the keyboard is quite noisy. The nolsome odor ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

NOISOME. adj. [noioso, Italian.] 1. Noxious; mischievous; unwholesome. In case it may be proved, that among the number of rites and orders common unto both, there are particulars, the use whereof is utterly unlawful in regard of some special ...

Google previewVines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words Volume 2

by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor

NOISOME. (, 2556), “evil,” is translated “noisome” in Rev.

Google previewPolitical Dictionary (1845)

Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both Constitutional and Legal

buildings which are used either for habitation or for trade in populous neighbourhoods: and forasmuch as by the carrying on of certain works of a noisome kind, or in which deleterious materials are used, or deleterious products are created, ...

Google previewPolitical dictionary [articles repr. from the penny cyclopaedia, ed. by G. Long]. (1845)

by George Long

buildings which are used either for habitation or for trade in populous neighbourhoods : and forasmuch as by the carrying on of certain works of a noisome kind, or in which deleterious materials are used, or deleterious products are created, ...

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Video shows what noisome means. Morally hurtful or noxious.. Hurtful or noxious to health; unwholesome, insalubrious.. Offensive to the senses; disgusting, ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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