V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. poisonous; 2. morally or socially damaging; 3. noisome or foul-smelling
Synonyms: toxic, harmful, dangerous, poisonous, immoral, foul, putrid, noisome
Antonyms: benign, healthful, beneficial
Tips: Noxious is similar to the word noisome in its sense of being foul-smelling and dangerous. However, noisome is usually more repulsive than poisonous.
Workers had to wear masks when working around the noxious fumes. (poisonous, toxic, dangerous)
The noxious corruption in that country is making progress difficult. (damaging, harmful)
Be careful around the noxious chemicals. (poisonous, toxic)
Drugs are having a noxious effect on you, and I want you to seek treatment for your addiction. (harmful, dangerous)
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