Synonyms and related words:
abhorrent, abominable, bad, bad for, bad-smelling, baleful, baneful, barfy, base, beastly, below contempt, beneath contempt, bitchy, brackish, catching, cloying, communicable, contagious, contaminated, contemptible, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, crude, cussed, damaging, deadly, deleterious, despicable, destructive, detestable, detrimental, disadvantageous, disgusting, disserviceable, distressing, envenomed, execrable, fecal, fetid, forbidding, foul, frowsty, frowy, frowzy, fulsome, funky, fusty, gamy, graveolent, gross, harmful, hateful, heinous, high, hurtful, icky, ignoble, ill-smelling, infectious, infective, iniquitous, injurious, insalubrious, insanitary, invidious, lethal, loathsome, maggoty, malefic, maleficent, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, malodorous, mawkish, mean, mephitic, miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic, mildewed, mildewy, mischievous, moldy, morbific, musty, nasty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, nidorous, noisome, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, odorous, offensive, olid, ominous, ornery, overripe, pathogenic, peccant, pernicious, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, poisonous, polluted, prejudicial, putrid, rancid, rank, reasty, reasy, rebarbative, reechy, reeking, reeky, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten, scatheful, septic, sickening, sickly, smellful, smelling, smelly, spoiled, stenchy, stinking, strong, stuffy, sulfurous, tainted, toxic, toxicant, toxiferous, unhealthful, unhealthy, unhygienic, unsanitary, unwholesome, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, vile, virulent, vomity, weevily, wicked, yucky

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Noxious — may refer to: Poison, substances that can can harm or kill . Noxious weed, a plant designated by the government as injurious to public health, agriculture, recreation, wildlife or property Noxious stimulus, an actually or potentially tissue… …   Wikipedia

  • noxious — I adjective adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, brutal, causing danger, contaminated, corrupting, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, fatal, fraught with danger, harmful, hazardous, hurtful, impairing,… …   Law dictionary

  • noxious — [näk′shəs] adj. [L noxius < noxa, injury, hurt < nocere, to hurt, injure: see NECRO ] 1. harmful to the health; injurious [a noxious gas] 2. morally injurious; corrupting; unwholesome SYN. PERNICIOUS noxiously adv. noxiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • noxious — (adj.) c.1500, from L. noxius hurtful, injurious, from noxa injury, hurt, damage entailing liability (related to nocere to hurt, and to nex slaughter ), from PIE *nek ro , causative form of root *nek death (see NECRO (Cf. necro )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • noxious — baneful, *pernicious, deleterious, detrimental Analogous words: injurious, hurtful, harmful (see corresponding nouns at INJURY): *poisonous, virulent, venomous, toxic, pestilent, miasmatic: noisome, stinking, fetid, putrid (see MALODOROUS)… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • noxious — [adj] deadly, injurious baneful, corrupting, dangerous, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, fetid, foul, harmful, hurtful, insalubrious, insalutary, noisome, pernicious, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, poisonous, putrid, sickly, spoiled …   New thesaurus

  • noxious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant. ORIGIN from Latin noxa harm …   English terms dictionary

  • noxious — [[t]nɒ̱kʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A noxious gas or substance is poisonous or very harmful. Many household products give off noxious fumes. ...carbon monoxide and other noxious gases. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you refer to someone or… …   English dictionary

  • noxious — adjective Etymology: Middle English noxius, from Latin, from noxa harm; akin to Latin nocēre to harm, nec , nex violent death, Greek nekros dead body Date: 15th century 1. a. physically harmful or destructive to living beings < noxious waste > b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • noxious — noxiously, adv. noxiousness, n. /nok sheuhs/, adj. 1. harmful or injurious to health or physical well being: noxious fumes. 2. morally harmful; corrupting; pernicious: a noxious plan to spread dissension. [1605 15; < L noxius harmful, hurtful,… …   Universalium

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