Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Troublesome; harmful, injurious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Annoying; disagreeable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing annoyance; annoying; troublesome; grievous.

Etymologies

From noy +‎ -ous. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wherefore she advised them, that at such times as they attended on him in their severall places: they should (so much as possibly they could) withdraw their heads aside from him, because their breath might not be noyous unto him.

    The Decameron

  • Yea, the rockes of the sea whiche for the daungier of the accesse, thoughte themselues exempte from the dinte of their hande, when thei perceiued by experience, thei ware noyous to sailers, with vnspeakeable labour did thei ouerthrowe and breake into gobettes.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • In semblable wise the holy Genevieve discovered to many the secrets of their consciences, which be not here written because it were over noyous and long to write.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • I wish that night the noyous day would end: and when as night hath vs of light forlorne,

    Amoretti and Epithalamion

  • And as they came toward England they came in the province of Anjou, purposing to have rested all night at a place called Pounte, say a mile from the city and river of Ligerim, but the women scorned and were so noyous to them that they drove them out of the town, and they came unto a fair broad elm, and purposed to have rested there that night, but one of the women which was more cruel than the other purposed to drive them thence, and came so nigh them that they might not rest there that night.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • Hasan the Bassorite was joyful and sat down and ate with them; but his eyes kept gazing fixedly on Ajib’s face, for his very heart and vitals clove to him; and at last the boy said to him, Did I not tell thee thou art a most noyous dotard?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 1 The false Duessa, leaving noyous Night, noyous > injurious, vexatious

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • 2 Nor noyous smell his purpose could withhold noyous > noisome

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • Bassorite was joyful and sat down and ate with them; but his eyes kept gazing fixedly on Ajib's face, for his very heart and vitals clove to him; and at last the boy said to him, "Did I not tell thee thou art a most noyous dotard?

    Arabian nights. English

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