Definition for NOX'IOUS

NOX'IOUS, a. [nok'shus; L. noxius, from noceo, to hurt.]

  1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air, food, climate; pernicious; corrupting to morals; as, noxious practices or examples; noxious haunts of vice.
  2. Guilty; criminal. Those who are noxious in the eye of the law. [Little used.] Bramhall.
  3. Unfavorable; injurious. Too frequent appearance in places of public resort is noxious to spiritual promotion. Swift.

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