What is another word for noisome?

Pronunciation: [nˈɔ͡ɪsʌm] (IPA)

"Noisome" is an archaic word that people don't encounter much in daily life. If you're looking for synonyms for this word, you might consider using terms like "noxious," "foul," or "repulsive." Alternatively, you could use phrases like "offensive to the senses," "unpleasantly odoriferous," or "disagreeable." Another possible approach is to focus on the source of the noxiousness and use more specific terms like "toxic," "polluting," or "contaminating." Whatever synonym you choose, be sure to consider the context and target audience to ensure your words are communicated effectively.

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What are the hypernyms for Noisome?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for noisome?

Noisome is an adjective that refers to something unpleasant or disagreeable, usually because of its foul smell or noxious qualities. The word noisome originates from the Old English word 'nysðe', which means harmful or noxious. Some common antonyms for noisome include pleasant, agreeable, delightful, and attractive. These words evoke a sense of enjoyment or appreciation, rather than disgust or revulsion. Additionally, the antonyms of noisome may include sweet-smelling, fragrant, perfumed, or aromatic, as these adjectives describe odors that are pleasing to the senses. By using antonyms, we can better express our feelings and convey the precise meaning of a situation or object.

Usage examples for Noisome

He had several hundreds of Americans pining in want and misery in loathsome prison-ships, and in dungeons under the Exchange, damp and noisome, which he called his provost.
"A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion"
William Dobein James
Who did invent that day of play, We need not fear to find him soon; For Sir John Forster, I dare well say, Made us this noisome afternoon.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)"
Walter Scott
But this hope grew, a pure, white flower, and it banished the noisome weeds of grosser birth.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Noisome

  • And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Envy is a vice that would pose a man to tell what it should be liked for. Other vices we assume for that we falsely suppose they bring us either pleasure, profit, or honour. But in envy who is it can find any of these? Instead of pleasure, we vex and gall ourselves. Like cankered brass, it only eats itself, nay, discolours and renders it noisome. When some one told Agis that those of his neighbour?s family did envy him, ?Why, then,? says he, ?they have a double vexation?one, with their own evil, the other, at my prosperity.?
    Feltham
  • Love is too pure a light to burn long among the noisome gases that we breathe, but before it is choked out we may use it as a torch to ignite the cozy fire of affection.
    Jerome K. Jerome
  • I can understand the ignorant masses loving to soak themselves in drink—oh, yes, it's very shocking that they should, of course—very shocking to us who live in cozy homes, with all the graces and pleasures of life around us, that the dwellers in damp cellars and windy attics should creep from their dens of misery into the warmth and glare of the public-house bar, and seek to float for a brief space away from their dull world upon a Lethe stream of gin. But think, before you hold up your hands in horror at their ill-living, what "life" for these wretched creatures really means. Picture the squalid misery of their brutish existence, dragged on from year to year in the narrow, noisome room where, huddled like vermin in sewers, they welter, and sicken, and sleep; where dirt-grimed children scream and fight and sluttish, shrill-voiced women cuff, and curse, and nag; where the street outside teems with roaring filth and the house around is a bedlam of riot and stench. Think what a sapless stick this fair flower of life must be to them, devoid of mind and soul. The horse in his stall scents the sweet hay and munches the ripe corn contentedly. The watch-dog in his kennel blinks at the grateful sun, dreams of a glorious chase over the dewy fields, and wakes with a yelp of gladness to greet a caressing hand. But the clod-like life of these human logs never knows one ray of light. From the hour when they crawl from their comfortless bed to the hour when they lounge back into it again they never live one moment of real life. Recreation, amusement, companionship, they know not the meaning of. Joy, sorrow, laughter, tears, love, friendship, longing, despair, are idle words to them. From the day when their baby eyes first look out upon their sordid world to the day when, with an oath, they close them forever and their bones are shoveled out of sight, they never warm to one touch of human sympathy, never thrill to a single thought, never start to a single hope. In the name of the God of mercy; let them pour the maddening liquor down their throats and feel for one brief moment that they live!
    Jerome K. Jerome
  • I wiped away the weeds and foam, And fetched my sea-born treasures home; But the poor, unsightly, noisome things Had left their beauty on the shore With the sun, and the sand, and the wild uproar.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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