Antonyms for noisome

Grammar : Adj
Spell : noi-suhm
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɔɪ səm

Definition of noisome

Origin :
  • late 14c., "harmful, noxious," from noye "harm, misfortune," shortened form of anoi "annoyance" (from Old French anoier, see annoy) + -some (1). Meaning "bad-smelling" first recorded 1570s. Related: Noisomeness.
  • adj immoral, bad, offensive
Example sentences :
  • It seemed a lifetime that he had lived in the noisome atmosphere of a felon's cell.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • They are "safe, because they are too filthy to handle, and too noisome even to approach."
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • We shouted for help, or to be liberated from our noisome prison.
  • Extract from : « Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI » by Various
  • The air was noisome with dead tobacco smoke and the fumes of stale beer.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • His great soul could not support him under these noisome and degrading incidents.
  • Extract from : « Alroy » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • On the moist and noisome floor is a mat; on the mat an old man dying.
  • Extract from : « An Eagle Flight » by Jos Rizal
  • The atmosphere of the room seemed to become heavy and noisome.
  • Extract from : « Uncanny Tales » by Various
  • Already one of the most noisome of the plagues of Egypt was among us.
  • Extract from : « The History of England from the Accession of James II. » by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • “No, with me,” said Mark, quickly; and he stepped to the mouth of the noisome pit.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bar » by George Manville Fenn
  • In that noisome lair of the bandits a horrible scene ensued.
  • Extract from : « Messengers of Evil » by Pierre Souvestre

Synonyms for noisome

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