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Definition of 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.
  2. Guilty; criminal.

Noxious Quotations

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America... that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom.
Ernestine Rose

Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America.
William Howard Taft

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
Edmund Burke

If somebody dumps something noxious in my back yard, the dumper is the last one I would call on to repair the damage.
Sylvia Earle

The usual metric for whether a planet is habitable or not is to ascertain whether liquid water could exist on its surface. Most worlds will either be too cold, too hot or of a type (like Jupiter) that may have no solid surface and be swaddled in noxious gases.
Seth Shostak
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Noxious Translations

noxious in Spanish is nocivo
noxious in Swedish is skadlig
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