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NOXIOUS, adjective [Latin from 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.]

3. Unfavorable; injurious.

Too frequent appearance in places of public resort is noxious to spiritual promotion.