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Wordnet 3.0


1. causing or able to cause nausea;
- Example: "a nauseating smell"
- Example: "nauseous offal"
- Example: "a sickening stench"
[syn: nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile]

2. offensively malodorous;
- Example: "a foul odor"
- Example: "the kitchen smelled really funky"
[syn: fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scented]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Noisome \Noi"some\, a. [For noysome, fr. noy for annoy. See Annoy.] 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, n. [1913 Webster] Syn: Noxious; unwholesome; insalubrious; mischievous; destructive. 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 smell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

noisome 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- scented]
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, yucky