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Definition of 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

It feels like an easy sum to gauge the balance between forests and, say, the proliferating free newspapers that litter our public transport. This noxious combination of words and paper represents a clear-cut crime against the biosphere.
Tristram Stuart

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
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Noxious Translations

noxious in Spanish is nocivo
noxious in Swedish is skadlig
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