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[ nok-shuhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF noxious

Synonyms for noxious

  • corrupting
  • destructive
  • fetid
  • harmful
  • pernicious
  • poisonous
  • putrid
  • toxic
  • unhealthy
  • virulent
  • baneful
  • dangerous
  • deleterious
  • detrimental
  • foul
  • hurtful
  • insalubrious
  • insalutary
  • noisome
  • pestiferous
  • pestilent
  • pestilential
  • sickly
  • spoiled
  • stinking
  • unhealthful
  • unwholesome
  • venomous
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Antonyms for noxious

  • harmless
  • healthy
  • helpful
  • kind
  • nonpoisonous
  • sweet
  • curing
  • good
  • hygienic
  • pure
  • sterile
  • wholesome
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOXIOUS

No, he does not find it; brambles are there and noxious weeds galore.

The excreta of that army of sick poisoned the air with their noxious emanations.

At Verdun, along the entire frontier, there were nests of these noxious vermin.

With blood and iron we will ourselves stamp out this noxious breed.

Now it happens that he is noxious to us—let the reasons be what they may.

And let us rid our minds of one or two noxious superstitions.

In winter it was an inland sea and in summer a noxious swamp.

The atmosphere of the gay but unventilated rooms was heavy and noxious.

He was so young and so handsome, to be hunted like a noxious beast!

He was a noxious ass, and he satisfied his lust for silly gossip at the cost of his customers.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from Latin 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-).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NOXIOUS

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adjectivemenacing

corrupting

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deadliest

adjectivecausing end of life
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