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Noxious

noxious
1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air, food, or climate; pernicious; corrupting to morals; as, noxious practices or examples. Too frequent an appearance in places of public resort is noxious to spiritual promotions. (swift)
2. Guilty; criminal. Those who are noxious in the eye of the law. (abp. Bramhall)
Synonym: noisome, hurtful, harmful, injurious, destructive, pernicious, mischievous, corrupting, baneful, unwholesome, insalubrious. See Noisome.
Noxiously, Noxiousness.
Origin: L. Noxius, fr. Noxa harm; akin to nocere to harm, hurt. Cf. Nuisance, Necromancy.


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