Origin of noxious
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Eric Cantor was a noxious, cookie-cutter, U.S. Chamber, GOP hypocrite.Now Let’s Replace All the Other Big-Spending Eric Cantors|Nick Gillespie|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most noxious of these figures is New York University professor and Nation magazine contributor Stephen Cohen.
When I got out of the car I was assailed by another of the noxious stinks that Lufkin is distinguished for.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas|Edwin Shrake|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only the advancement of liberal democracy could serve as an antidote to the noxious strains of Islamism emanating from the region.
Dressed in his gray suit, he sat in stillness as the noxious fumes billowed into the cabin of his blue Chevy Chevelle.The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ & Signs of John Kennedy Toole’s Suicide|Cory MacLauchlin|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He sent Maurice a bottle of his Lemonbeer and asked him to write an appreciation of that noxious fluid.
They convert what would be pleasant flavours in the food into noxious odours about the house.The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses|John F. Woodhull
The most extraordinary ward was that appropriated to rats and mice, bugs, and other noxious vermin.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)|William Kirby
From that shrub was made, as to me it seemed, a deadly, noxious dart.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Moral health will likewise ensue by the removal of noxious weeds from the mind.The Bible Of Bibles;|Kersey Graves
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Word Origin for noxious
Word Origin and History for noxious
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-).