Definition of noxious
- noxious waste
- noxious fumes
- noxious doctrines
mixing bleach and ammonia can cause noxious fumes that can seriously harm you
noxious smog that for years has been encrusting the historic cathedral with soot
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, ugly;
acceptable, agreeable, alluring, appealing, attractive, blessed (also blest), desirable, enjoyable, felicitous, gratifying, heavenly, inviting, likable (or likeable), luscious, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, welcome;
: harmful to living things
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