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. --Swift.
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. -- Nox*ious*ness, n.
adv : in a detrimental manner [syn: detrimentally, harmfully]