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