- noxious, harmful
- a: offensive to the senses and especially to the sense of smell <noisome garbage> b: highly obnoxious or objectionable <noisome habits>
First Known Use: 14th century]
Gathering her siblings, she ushered them into the rusty car. It grumbled to life. Marie whimpered in the backseat, and Toby pulled her close, whispering comfort as the vehicle tore down the road. Stacy didn’t let off the gas until the smell dissipated. She wondered, how long could they keep running?