From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Noxious \Nox"ious\, a. [L. noxius, fr. noxa harm; akin to nocere
   to harm, hurt. Cf. Nuisance, Necromancy.]
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   1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious;
      destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air,
      food, or climate; pernicious; corrupting to morals; as,
      noxious practices or examples.
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            Too frequent an appearance in places of public
            resort is noxious to spiritual promotions. --Swift.
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   2. Guilty; criminal. [R.]
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            Those who are noxious in the eye of the law. --Abp.
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   Syn: Noisome; hurtful; harmful; injurious; destructive;
        pernicious; mischievous; corrupting; baneful;
        unwholesome; insalubrious. See Noisome.
        [1913 Webster] -- Nox"ious*ly, adv. --
        Nox"ious*ness, n.
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