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noisome (adj.)

late 14c., noisom, "harmful, noxious" (senses now obsolete), from noye, noi "harm, misfortune" (c. 1300), shortened form of anoi "annoyance" (from Old French anoier, see annoy) + -some (1). Meaning "bad-smelling, offensive to the sense of smell" is by 1570s. Related: Noisomeness.

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