[ nok-yoo-uhs ]
/ ˈnɒk yu əs /
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of nocuous
First recorded in 1625–35; <Latin nocuus “harmful, injurious,” equivalent to noc(ēre) “to harm, hurt” + -uus adjective suffix; see -ous
OTHER WORDS FROM nocuousnoc·u·ous·ly, adverbnoc·u·ous·ness, noun
Words nearby nocuous
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British Dictionary definitions for nocuous
/ (ˈnɒkjʊəs) /
rare harmful; noxious
Derived forms of nocuousnocuously, adverbnocuousness, noun
Word Origin for nocuous
C17: from Latin nocuus, from nocēre to hurt
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