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Meaning of NOXIOUS

Pronunciation:  'nâkshus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"

NOXIOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: baneful, corrupting, deadly, degrading, harmful, pernicious, pestilent, vesicant, vesicatory
 Antonyms: harmless, innocuous
 See Also: toxic, unwholesome



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nox"ious\, a. [L. noxius, fr. noxa harm; akin to nocere
to harm, hurt. Cf. {Nuisance}, {Necromancy}.]
1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious;
   destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air,
   food, or climate; pernicious; corrupting to morals; as,
   noxious practices or examples.

         Too frequent an appearance in places of public
         resort is noxious to spiritual promotions. --Swift.

2. Guilty; criminal. [R.]

         Those who are noxious in the eye of the law. --Abp.

Syn: Noisome; hurtful; harmful; injurious; destructive;
     pernicious; mischievous; corrupting; baneful;
     unwholesome; insalubrious. See {Noisome}. --
     {Nox"ious*ly}, adv. -- {Nox"ious*ness}, n.

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