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- n. the state of being noxious
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being noxious or hurtful; hurmfulness; perniciousness: as, the noxiousness of foul air.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being noxious
The dangers of such Light Tea is that at first it seems rather bland and doesn't call much attention to itself, which means that people may little or no attention to its ultimate noxiousness.
I mention the actual word, the word itself, because the current substitute doesn't come near to capturing the noxiousness of the original.
Or else, it just didn't rise to the societal level of noxiousness that sexism does.
This is really another instance of Hillary contriving more garbage or increasing its noxiousness to throw at Obama.
I venture that Davis 'noxiousness approaches Mark Penn territory.
On his route to the ruins he witnessed melancholy evidence, in the condition of the surface and population, of the improvidence and noxiousness of
Ripening blackberries even now loaded the bramble bushes, but the foul noxiousness of gas shells had made them uneatable.
Native servants beat the air around them with bamboo fans to keep oi the insects, and the air was heavy almost to noxiousness with the perfume of some sickly, exotic shrub.
Looked at in that light, the preferential code of manners, which is all that is usually understood by chivalry, bears distinct resemblance to the sugar that attempts to veil the flavour of a pill or the jam that does its best to conceal the noxiousness of a lurking powder.
Native servants beat the air around them with bamboo fans to keep off the insects, and the air was faint almost to noxiousness with the perfume of some sickly, exotic shrub.
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