Noxiously
Noxious Nox"ious, a. [L. noxius, fr. noxa harm; akin to nocere to harm, hurt. Cf. {Nuisance}, {Necromancy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air, food, or climate; pernicious; corrupting to morals; as, noxious practices or examples. [1913 Webster]

Too frequent an appearance in places of public resort is noxious to spiritual promotions. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. Guilty; criminal. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Those who are noxious in the eye of the law. --Abp. Bramhall. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Noisome; hurtful; harmful; injurious; destructive; pernicious; mischievous; corrupting; baneful; unwholesome; insalubrious. See {Noisome}. [1913 Webster] -- {Nox"ious*ly}, adv. -- {Nox"ious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • detrimentally — adverb in a detrimental manner • Syn: ↑harmfully, ↑noxiously • Ant: ↑harmlessly (for: ↑harmfully) • Derived from adjective: ↑noxious …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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

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