noxious noxious  /ˈnɑk ʃəs/


  • (adj) injurious to physical or mental health


  • Shockley came to be known more for his noxious racial ideas than for his invention of the silicon semiconductor.


  1. Missoula beetles helping Helena fight noxious weeds

    HELENA - Noxious weeds are covering the ground of last summer's Corral Fire in the Scratchgravel Hills area, and now some small insects from Missoula have been called in to have a feast.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KPAX Missoula

  2. Beetles being used to control noxious weeds in Corral Fire area

    HELENA - Noxious weeds are covering the ground of last summer's Corral Fire in the Scratchgravel Hills area.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KXLH Helena

  3. County targets noxious weeds

    Jefferson County sanitarian and weed commissioner Dan Miller is encouraging county residents to destroy their noxious weeds before they go to seed. Miller said the weeds must be destroyed soon because many of them are close to going to seed, and then the weeds will be much harder to control. A weed Miller is particularly focused on eradicating is hemlock. It appears throughout the county and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Fairfield Ledger


  1. "I would be interested to know your view of any instance in our movement during which it fell victim to the noxious phenomenon of the personality cult, as a result of which it ceased to think, content to act in the manner of the 'anointed...
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Thabo Mbeki Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. Kathleen Ensz faces a misdemeanor charge of "use of a noxious substance" after taking dog feces from her backyard, wrapping it in a political mailer from Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, and leaving the putrid package at the Republican's office, according...
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Marilyn Musgrave Source: Washington Post

  3. "Williamson's disingenuous apology cannot close the book on this chapter," Rosensaft told JTA. "Williamson in no way recanted his denial of the Holocaust. Instead, he merely expressed regret that his public expression of his noxious views...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Menachem Rosensaft Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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