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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 733 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NOISOME, harmful, offensive, especially of that which causes physical disgust. The word is formed from the obsolete " noy," trouble, a shortened form of " annoy," now only used as a verb, to cause trouble, the usual substantive being " annoyance." The O. Fr. anoi, anui (modern ennui) is an adaptation of Lat. in odio esse, venire or habere, to be sick, tired of anything (odium, disgust, hatred). The word has no connexion with Lat. nocere, to hurt.
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