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ˈnɒk ʃəsnox·ious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. noxiousadjective

    injurious to physical or mental health

    "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"


  1. noxiousadjective

    Harmful; injurious.

  2. Etymology: From noxius, from noxa, for *, from nocere; see nocent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noxiousadjective

    hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air, food, or climate; pernicious; corrupting to morals; as, noxious practices or examples

  2. Noxiousadjective

    guilty; criminal

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Noxious

    nok′shus, adj. hurtful: unwholesome: injurious: destructive: poisonous.—adj. Nox′al, relating to wrongful injury.—adv. Nox′iously.—n. Nox′iousness. [L. noxiusnoxa, hurt—nocēre, to hurt.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of noxious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of noxious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of noxious in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essay: Nature:

    To the body and mind which have been cramped by noxious work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone.

  2. Richard Brumfield:

    It was extremely noxious.

  3. Tommaso Valletti:

    This is good because it says to the company: you are doing something which is possibly noxious. Stop now. Immediate effect. To the extent this is foreclosing others, then it stops now, not in 10 years.

  4. William O. Douglas:

    The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth.

  5. Peter LeWitt:

    Water is a particularly noxious way of getting it into the system.

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