Antonyms for noxious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nok-shuhs
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɒk ʃəs

Definition of noxious

Origin :
  • c.1500, from Latin 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-).
  • adj deadly, injurious
Example sentences :
  • No, he does not find it; brambles are there and noxious weeds galore.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • The excreta of that army of sick poisoned the air with their noxious emanations.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • At Verdun, along the entire frontier, there were nests of these noxious vermin.
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • With blood and iron we will ourselves stamp out this noxious breed.
  • Extract from : « The Burning Spear » by John Galsworthy
  • Now it happens that he is noxious to us—let the reasons be what they may.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • And let us rid our minds of one or two noxious superstitions.
  • Extract from : « Another Sheaf » by John Galsworthy
  • In winter it was an inland sea and in summer a noxious swamp.
  • Extract from : « England, Picturesque and Descriptive » by Joel Cook
  • The atmosphere of the gay but unventilated rooms was heavy and noxious.
  • Extract from : « A Great Man » by Arnold Bennett
  • He was so young and so handsome, to be hunted like a noxious beast!
  • Extract from : « They of the High Trails » by Hamlin Garland
  • He was a noxious ass, and he satisfied his lust for silly gossip at the cost of his customers.
  • Extract from : « Victory » by Joseph Conrad

Synonyms for noxious

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