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  • 1 Noxious — Nox ious, a. [L. noxius, fr. noxa harm; akin to nocere to harm, hurt. Cf. {Nuisance}, {Necromancy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air, food, or climate;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Noxious — may refer to: Poison, substances that can can harm or kill . Noxious weed, a plant designated by the government as injurious to public health, agriculture, recreation, wildlife or property Noxious stimulus, an actually or potentially tissue… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 noxious — I adjective adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, brutal, causing danger, contaminated, corrupting, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, fatal, fraught with danger, harmful, hazardous, hurtful, impairing,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 noxious — [näk′shəs] adj. [L noxius < noxa, injury, hurt < nocere, to hurt, injure: see NECRO ] 1. harmful to the health; injurious [a noxious gas] 2. morally injurious; corrupting; unwholesome SYN. PERNICIOUS noxiously adv. noxiousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 noxious — (adj.) c.1500, from L. noxius hurtful, injurious, from noxa injury, hurt, damage entailing liability (related to nocere to hurt, and to nex slaughter ), from PIE *nek ro , causative form of root *nek death (see NECRO (Cf. necro )) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 noxious — baneful, *pernicious, deleterious, detrimental Analogous words: injurious, hurtful, harmful (see corresponding nouns at INJURY): *poisonous, virulent, venomous, toxic, pestilent, miasmatic: noisome, stinking, fetid, putrid (see MALODOROUS)… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 noxious — [adj] deadly, injurious baneful, corrupting, dangerous, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, fetid, foul, harmful, hurtful, insalubrious, insalutary, noisome, pernicious, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, poisonous, putrid, sickly, spoiled …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 noxious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant. ORIGIN from Latin noxa harm …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 noxious — [[t]nɒ̱kʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A noxious gas or substance is poisonous or very harmful. Many household products give off noxious fumes. ...carbon monoxide and other noxious gases. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you refer to someone or… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 noxious — adjective Etymology: Middle English noxius, from Latin, from noxa harm; akin to Latin nocēre to harm, nec , nex violent death, Greek nekros dead body Date: 15th century 1. a. physically harmful or destructive to living beings < noxious waste > b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 noxious — noxiously, adv. noxiousness, n. /nok sheuhs/, adj. 1. harmful or injurious to health or physical well being: noxious fumes. 2. morally harmful; corrupting; pernicious: a noxious plan to spread dissension. [1605 15; < L noxius harmful, hurtful,… …

    Universalium

  • 12 noxious — Injurious; harmful. [L. noxius, injurious, fr. noceo, to injure] * * * nox·ious näk shəs adj physically harmful or destructive to living beings <noxious wastes> * * * nox·ious (nokґshəs) [L. noxius] hurtful, pernicious, or damaging to… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 noxious — See noisome. See noisome, noxious, obnoxious …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 14 noxious — adj. Noxious is used with these nouns: ↑emission, ↑fumes, ↑gas, ↑smell, ↑substance, ↑weed …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 noxious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. noisome, harmful, poisonous, injurious, deleterious, pernicious. See badness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Harmful] Syn. baneful, pernicious, deleterious; see harmful , pernicious . 2. [Foul] Syn.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 noxious — nox|ious [ˈnɔkʃəs US ˈna:k ] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: noxius, from noxa harm ] harmful or poisonous = ↑toxic ▪ noxious fumes …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 noxious — [17] Noxious was adapted from Latin noxius ‘harmful’, a derivative of noxa ‘damage, injury’. (An earlier borrowing was obnoxious [16], from Latin obnoxius, which contains the prefix ob ‘to’.) Related to noxa were Latin nex ‘destruction, death,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 noxious — adjective formal harmful or poisonous: noxious gases …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 noxious — adjective noxious fumes Syn: poisonous, toxic, deadly, harmful, dangerous, pernicious, damaging, destructive; unpleasant, nasty, disgusting, awful, dreadful, horrible, terrible; vile, revolting, foul, nauseating …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 noxious — nox•ious [[t]ˈnɒk ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) harmful to health or physical well being: noxious fumes[/ex] 2) morally harmful; corrupting • Etymology: 1605–15; < L noxius harmful, injurious =nox(a) harm (akin to nocēre to do harm; cf. innocent) + ius… …

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