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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NOX'IOUSNESS, n.
1. Hurtfulness; the quality that injures, impairs or destroys; insalubrity; as the noxiousness of foul air.
2. The quality that corrupts or perverts; as the noxiousness of doctrines.
Noy, noyance, noyer, noyful, noyous, noysance. [See Annoy and Nuisance.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the quality of being noxious [syn: harmfulness, noisomeness, noxiousness]

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noun see noxious

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Noxious Nox"ious, a. [L. noxius, fr. noxa harm; akin to nocere to harm, hurt. Cf. Nuisance, Necromancy.] 1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air, food, or climate; pernicious; corrupting to morals; as, noxious practices or examples. Too frequent an appearance in places of public resort is noxious to spiritual promotions. --Swift. 2. Guilty; criminal. [R.] Those who are noxious in the eye of the law. --Abp. Bramhall. Syn: Noisome; hurtful; harmful; injurious; destructive; pernicious; mischievous; corrupting; baneful; unwholesome; insalubrious. See Noisome. -- Nox"ious*ly, adv. -- Nox"ious*ness, n.



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