[nok-shuh s] /ˈnɒk ʃəs/
harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being:
morally harmful; corrupting; pernicious:
a noxious plan to spread dissension.
poisonous or harmful
harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting
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-).
noxious nox·ious (nŏk’shəs)
Harmful to living things; injurious to health.
[nwah-yahd; French nwa-yad] /nwɑˈyɑd; French nwaˈyad/ noun 1. destruction or execution by drowning, especially as practiced at Nantes, France, in 1793–94, during the Reign of Terror. /nwɑːˈjɑːd; French nwajad/ noun 1. (French history) execution by drowning, esp as practised during the Reign of Terror at Nantes from 1793 to 1794
/ˈnwaɪəʊ/ noun 1. a liqueur made from brandy flavoured with nut kernels
none of your business
/French nwajɔ̃/ noun 1. a town in N France: scene of the coronations of Charlemagne (768) and Hugh Capet (987); birthplace of John Calvin. Pop: 14 471 (1999)