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 for Noisome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Noisome \Noi"some\, a. [For noysome, fr. noy for annoy. See
     1. Noxious to health; hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome;
        insalubrious; destructive; as, noisome effluvia. "Noisome
        pestilence." --Ps. xci. 3.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Offensive to the smell or other senses; disgusting; fetid.
        "Foul breath is noisome." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster] -- Noi"some*ly, adv. -- Noi"some*ness,
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Noxious; unwholesome; insalubrious; mischievous;
     Usage: Noisome, Noxious. These words have to a great
            extent been interchanged; but there is a tendency to
            make a distinction between them, applying noxious to
            things that inflict evil directly; as, a noxious
            plant, noxious practices, etc., and noisome to things
            that operate with a remoter influence; as, noisome
            vapors, a noisome pestilence, etc. Noisome has the
            additional sense of disqusting. A garden may be free
            from noxious weeds or animals; but, if recently
            covered with manure, it may be filled with a noisome
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell";
             "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench" [syn:
             nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy,
             loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile]
      2: offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled
         really funky" [syn: fetid, foetid, foul, foul-
         smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  186 Moby Thesaurus words for "noisome":
     abhorrent, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, bad, bad for,
     bad-smelling, baleful, baneful, barfy, base, beastly,
     below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy, brackish, brutal,
     cloying, contaminated, contemptible, corroding, corrosive,
     corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, crude, damaging, deadly,
     deleterious, deplorable, despicable, detestable, detrimental, dire,
     dirty, disadvantageous, disgusting, disserviceable, distressing,
     dreadful, egregious, enormous, execrable, fecal, fetid, filthy,
     flagrant, forbidding, foul, frowsty, frowy, frowzy, fulsome, funky,
     fusty, gamy, graveolent, grievous, gross, harmful, hateful,
     heinous, high, horrible, horrid, hurtful, icky, ignoble,
     ill-smelling, infamous, injurious, insalubrious, insanitary,
     lamentable, lethal, loathsome, lousy, maggoty, malefic, malevolent,
     malign, malignant, malodorous, mawkish, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic,
     mildewed, mildewy, mischievous, moldy, monstrous, morbific, musty,
     nasty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, nefarious, nidorous,
     notorious, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious,
     odorous, offensive, olid, ominous, outrageous, overripe,
     pathogenic, peccant, pernicious, pestiferous, pitiable, pitiful,
     poisonous, polluted, prejudicial, putrid, rancid, rank, reasty,
     reasy, rebarbative, reechy, reeking, reeky, regrettable, repellent,
     reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten, sad,
     scandalous, scatheful, schlock, scurvy, septic, shabby, shameful,
     shocking, shoddy, sickening, sickly, smellful, smelling, smelly,
     sordid, spoiled, squalid, stenchy, stinking, strong, stuffy,
     sulfurous, tainted, terrible, too bad, toxic, unclean, unhealthful,
     unhealthy, unhygienic, unsanitary, unwholesome, venenate,
     veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, vile, villainous,
     virulent, vomity, weevily, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched,

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