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nox·ious

 (nŏk′shəs)
adj.
1. Harmful to living things; injurious to health: noxious chemical wastes.
2. Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting: noxious ideas.

[Middle English noxius, from Latin, from noxa, damage; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]

nox′ious·ly adv.
nox′ious·ness n.

noxious

(ˈnɒkʃəs)
adj
1. poisonous or harmful
2. harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting
[C17: from Latin noxius harmful, from noxa injury]
ˈnoxiously adv
ˈnoxiousness n

nox•ious

(ˈnɒk ʃəs)

adj.
1. harmful to health or physical well-being: noxious fumes.
2. morally harmful; corrupting.
[1605–15; < Latin noxius harmful, injurious =nox(a) harm (akin to nocēre to do harm; compare innocent) + -ius -ious]
nox′ious•ly, adv.
nox′ious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
toxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
innocuous - not injurious to physical or mental health

noxious

noxious

adjective
Extremely destructive or harmful:
Translations

noxious

[ˈnɒkʃəs] ADJnocivo

noxious

[ˈnɒkʃəs] adj [fumes, gas, substance] → toxique

noxious

adj
(= harmful)schädlich; (= toxic) fumes, gas, substancegiftig
(= repugnant) smell, habitübel; attitudewiderlich

noxious

[ˈnɒkʃəs] adjnocivo/a
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They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them; a heterogeneous thing, opposed to them in temperament, in capacity, in propensities; a useless thing, incapable of serving their interest, or adding to their pleasure; a noxious thing, cherishing the germs of indignation at their treatment, of contempt of their judgment.
Why do I find myself viewing this fellow in the light of a noxious insect?
Our purer essence then will overcome Thir noxious vapour, or enur'd not feel, Or chang'd at length, and to the place conformd In temper and in nature, will receive Familiar the fierce heat, and void of pain; This horror will grow milde, this darkness light, Besides what hope the never-ending flight Of future days may bring, what chance, what change Worth waiting, since our present lot appeers For happy though but ill, for ill not worst, If we procure not to our selves more woe.
But when the disease was more stubborn and violent, he let in the muzzle while the bellows were full of wind, which he discharged into the body of the patient; then withdrew the instrument to replenish it, clapping his thumb strongly against the orifice of then fundament; and this being repeated three or four times, the adventitious wind would rush out, bringing the noxious along with it, (like water put into a pump), and the patient recovered.
Even they who shelter themselves in houses find great difficulty to avoid the diseases that proceed from the noxious qualities of these vapours.
Let him who calls me wild beast and basilisk, leave me alone as something noxious and evil; let him who calls me ungrateful, withhold his service; who calls me wayward, seek not my acquaintance; who calls me cruel, pursue me not; for this wild beast, this basilisk, this ungrateful, cruel, wayward being has no kind of desire to seek, serve, know, or follow them.
This last mentioned place was first discovered by Colter, a hunter belonging to Lewis and Clarke's exploring party, who came upon it in the course of his lonely wanderings, and gave such an account of its gloomy terrors, its hidden fires, smoking pits, noxious streams, and the all-pervading "smell of brimstone," that it received, and has ever since retained among trappers, the name of "Colter's Hell
To answer briefly and dryly some interesting inquiry about my health--to pass her by with a stern bow--was all I could; her presence and manner had then, and for some time previously and consequently, a singular effect upon me: they sealed up all that was good elicited all that was noxious in my nature; sometimes they enervated my senses, but they always hardened my heart.
Fading, with the Night, the chilly mists, and the noxious vapours, and the heavy shadows, and the wailing gusts, and the owl's melancholy hootings: rising, with the Day, the darting shafts of light, and the wholesome morning breeze, and the warmth of a dawning life, and the mad music of the lark
I was seldom at home in the evening, for when I attempted to occupy myself in my apartments the lamplight brought in a swarm of noxious insects, and it was too hot for closed windows.
He compared it with all the noxious experiences he had ever had--the drainage of war hospitals, of slaughter-houses, the refuse of dissecting rooms.
The dairyman, who had thrown himself into abstraction to better realize the taste, and so divine the particular species of noxious weed to which it appertained, suddenly exclaimed--