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noxious

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1 bad for the well-being of the body
  • mixing bleach and ammonia can cause noxious fumes that can seriously harm you

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3 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
  • the website reserved the right to remove and report hate speech and other noxious types of postings

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pernicious, baneful, noxious, deleterious, detrimental mean exceedingly harmful. pernicious implies irreparable harm done through evil or insidious corrupting or undermining. the claim that pornography has a pernicious effect on society baneful implies injury through poisoning or destroying. the baneful notion that discipline destroys creativity noxious applies to what is both offensive and injurious to the health of a body or mind. noxious chemical fumes deleterious applies to what has an often unsuspected harmful effect. a diet found to have deleterious effects detrimental implies obvious harmfulness to something specified. the detrimental effects of excessive drinking

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“Noxious.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/noxious. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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