Scandalous vs Noxious - What's the difference?

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Scandalous is a related term of noxious.

As adjectives the difference between scandalous and noxious

is that scandalous is wrong, immoral, causing a scandal while noxious is harmful; injurious.

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(en adjective)
  • wrong, immoral, causing a scandal
  • * 1884, Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The thing made a big stir in the town, too, and a good many come out flatfooted and said it was scandalous to separate the mother and the children that way.
  • malicious, defamatory
  • * 1592, Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedie
  • These be the scandalous reports of such / As loves not me, and hate my lord too much.
  • * 1887, Marie Corelli, Thelma
  • I always disregard gossip--it is generally scandalous , and seldom true.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 26 , author=Genevieve Koski , title=Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=The closest Believe gets to scandalous is on the deluxe-edition bonus track “Maria,” a response song to the woman who accused Bieber of fathering her child in 2011.}}

    Derived terms

    * scandalously * scandalousness



    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • Harmful; injurious.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=But out of sight is out of mind. And that

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "noxious" is often applied: substance, chemical, fume, gas, odor, plant, weed, animal, stimulus, stimulation.


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