from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being noisome, hurtful, unwholesome, or offensive; noxiousness; offensiveness.

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  • noun The state or quality of being noisome.

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  • noun the quality of being noxious


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noisome +‎ -ness


  • This added to the general noisomeness, while it took away from my appetite.


  • The whiteness, achieved by tiles, dated back to the turn of the nineteenth/twentieth century, and meant that the slightest hint of dirt or noisomeness showed up like neon signs in a black void.

    Naked Cruelty

  • Incredibly smelly, a unique cocktail of complex noisomeness.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Incredibly smelly, a unique cocktail of complex noisomeness.

    The Dish

  • Stygian quagmire reeking with noisomeness to the inundated river-bank.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • I carried the sense of his fine decency with me when we drove away from his warerooms, and suddenly whirled round the corner of the street into the gipsy quarter, and made it my prophylactic against the human noisomeness which instantly beset our course.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • It is but a skinning over the wound, whilst the core lies at the bottom, which will putrefy, and corrupt, and corrode, until it break out again with noisomeness, vexation, and danger.

    Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers

  • It is a singular thing that no beautiful, useful, or even harmless species of bird or insect seems capable of acclimatizing itself as do those characterized by ugliness and noisomeness.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 303, October 22, 1881

  • We were all so famished that we took no heed of the noisomeness of the ration.

    Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben

  • Wherever man is, there may you hear its sibilant whisper, and its foul spawn squirm and sting and poison in nests of hidden noisomeness, myriad as the spores of corruption in a putrefying carcass, varying in size from some hydra-headed infamy endangering whole nations and even races with its deadly breath, to the microscopic wrigglers that multiply, a million a minute, in the covered cesspools of private life.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays


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