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ˈnɒk ʃəsnox·ious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. noxious(adj)

    injurious to physical or mental health

    "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"


  1. noxious(Adjective)

    Harmful; injurious.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noxious(adj)

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

  2. Noxious(adj)

    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. 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.

  2. Richard Brumfield:

    It was extremely noxious.

  3. Mary Rose:

    They tried to persuade us they were good guys since they were a family-owned company. But they were spreading noxious fumes into a residential area, we tried to work with them, but their violations were just so blatant.

  4. Peter LeWitt:

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

  5. 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.

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