noxious definition

  • adjective:
    • damaging to residing things; damaging to wellness: noxious chemical wastes.
    • bad for your brain or morals; corrupting: noxious a few ideas.
    • Harmful; injurious.
    • Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; ; pernicious; corrupting to morals.
    • Guilty; criminal.
    • harmful to actual or mental health
  • others:
    • upsetting; harmful; baneful; pernicious: since, noxious vapors; noxious animals.
    • Guilty; unlawful.
    • Synonyms Noxious, Pernicious, Noisome, pestiferous, pestilent, poisonous, naughty, corrupting. What is noxious is earnestly and energetically harmful. Whatever is pernicious is as earnestly destructive. Noisome and noxious had been when fundamentally the same (see Job xxxi. 40, margin; Ps. xci. 3; Ezek. xiv. 21), but noisome today snggests mostly foulness of smell, with a secondary noxiousness to wellness. Unwholesome vapors which do not upset the sense of scent would now hardly be called noisome.

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