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Harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant.‘they were overcome by the noxious fumes’
poisonous, toxic, deadly, virulentView synonyms
- ‘There is also a specific obligation to prevent the emission of noxious or offensive substances into the atmosphere.’
- ‘What's less well understood is how noxious such projects are for the cities that surround them.’
- ‘Residents quite rightly complain of flies, noxious odours, dust, seagulls and noise pollution from the site.’
- ‘The closer I got to her room, the stronger I could smell the noxious fumes.’
- ‘It's an artificial fragrance used in an attempt to cover up the noxious smell of pesticides.’
- ‘If the fox population is to be controlled, (as it must be) fox hunting is no more noxious than other means of doing this.’
- ‘Visitors have to contend with toxic gases, noxious fumes, and showers of hot ash.’
- ‘The noxious fumes are believed to have been caused by a sulphuric acid-based cleaning agent.’
- ‘Luckily I smelled the noxious fumes, ran upstairs and managed to extinguish it.’
- ‘In the past, I used to believe that in a democracy these people should be free to foul the airwaves with their noxious opinions.’
- ‘They fill the air with noxious fumes, besides causing sound pollution.’
- ‘Burning glue sent noxious fumes into the night sky in Brentford this week, after a factory caught fire near the Great West Road.’
- ‘Narcissism is a noxious mental disease that leads people to grandiose delusions.’
- ‘The residents say that even in fine and warm weather they also have to endure the noxious smell of sewage from their drains.’
- ‘It can remove toxic and noxious gases from sewers and clean the air of vaults and tanks.’
- ‘It is not necessary to prove damage to health from noxious emissions in order to establish a nuisance.’
- ‘More to the point, it involves copious amounts of rubber cement and other noxious solvents.’
- ‘The courts have experienced problems over the definition of poison or other noxious thing.’
- ‘His continued presence in government taints it with the noxious smell of cronyism.’
- ‘By vigorously churning the tank every day, she helps the noxious mixture rot and produce the methane that heats her tea.’
Late 15th century: from Latin noxius (from noxa ‘harm’) + -ous.
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