The Closing Word: Noisome

The Closing Word: Noisome

Image of Closing Word LogoThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (NOI-suhm)

1. causing or able to cause nausea
2. offensively malodorous

From “Despite that first syllable, this adjective doesn’t have root origins in the word noise, but is related to the word annoy. Noisome can refer to anything unpleasant or anything that makes you nauseous. However, it is most often used to describe bad smells.”

“We discovered the seller had left frozen chicken in the refrigerator when the power went out and we were greeted by a particularly noisome stench.”

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