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Noxious

A term for species or groups of species that have been legally designated as pests, for example, by a county, state, or federal agency.
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Some of the craft were so low and so noxiously loud that my wife called the airport to complain.
Froude, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford in 1892, who should be exhumed and hung in chains there for his noxiously racist book The English in the West Indies, is given a surprisingly gentle short entry.
They say that they have not rights at the South, but better the restrictions there than a seeming liberty which blossoms noxiously into license" (267).
The remainder of the letter is a combination of revelation, sycophancy, and, most noxiously, self-justification: "duty is duty," the letter writer declares, and "as a patriot" he knows that regardless of any personal loyalty he may have to a certain doctor's wife who saved him and six others when they fell blind, "what counts above all else is this our nation," and he implicates the doctor's wife in the blank ballots.