What does it mean to be toxic?


Toxic means negative, destructive, or ruinous. It is typically used to describe a person or environment that is unhealthy psychologically and sometimes, physically.

Toxic people are unhappy with themselves and their current position in life, leading them to complain a lot and make themselves even more unhappy. They often spread false rumors about other people so they are not alone in their misery. When a toxic person begins affecting the people around them, like their family members or co-workers, they create a toxic environment that no one wants to be around.


She is so toxic, I can't believe Jeff is still with her
Either he is super shallow or she is a totally different person in private

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Updated June 25, 2019

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