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nui·sance

 (no͞o′səns, nyo͞o′-)
n.
1. One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother: Having to stand in line was a nuisance. The disruptive child was a nuisance to the class.
2. Law A use of property or course of conduct that interferes with the legal rights of others by causing damage, annoyance, or inconvenience.

[Middle English, from Old French, from nuire, nuis-, to harm, from Vulgar Latin *nocere, from Latin nocēre; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]

nuisance

(ˈnjuːsəns)
n
1.
a. a person or thing that causes annoyance or bother
b. (as modifier): nuisance calls.
2. (Law) law something unauthorized that is obnoxious or injurious to the community at large (public nuisance) or to an individual, esp in relation to his or her ownership or occupation of property (private nuisance)
3. nuisance value the usefulness of a person's or thing's capacity to cause difficulties or irritation
[C15: via Old French from nuire to injure, from Latin nocēre]

nui•sance

(ˈnu səns, ˈnyu-)

n.
1. an obnoxious or annoying person, thing, practice, etc.
2. Law. harm, injury, or disturbance, as to use of property, health, safety, or decency.
[1375–1425; late Middle English nu(i)sa(u)nce < Anglo-French; Old French nuisance harm <nuis(ant), past participle of nuire to harm]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nuisance - (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensivenuisance - (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
pain in the ass, pain in the neck, bother, botheration, infliction, annoyance, pain - something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
abatable nuisance - a nuisance that can remedied (suppressed or extinguished or rendered harmless); "the continued existence of an abatable nuisance is not authorized under the law"
attractive nuisance - anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm; "their swimming pool is an attractive nuisance; they should fence it in"
mixed nuisance - a nuisance that is both a public nuisance and a private nuisance at the same time
private nuisance - a nuisance that interferes with your interest in and private use and enjoyment of your land
common nuisance, public nuisance - a nuisance that unreasonably interferes with a right that is common to the general public; "a public nuisance offends the public at large"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.nuisance - a bothersome annoying person; "that kid is a terrible pain"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

nuisance

noun trouble, problem, trial, bore, drag (informal), bother, plague, pest, irritation, hassle (informal), inconvenience, annoyance, pain (informal), pain in the neck (informal), pain in the arse (taboo informal), pain in the backside (informal), pain in the butt (informal) He can be a bit of a nuisance when he's drunk. It's a real nuisance having to pick up the kids from school every day.
benefit, delight, pleasure, joy, blessing, happiness

nuisance

noun
Translations
إِزْعَاجٌإزْعاج، مَصْدَر إزْعاج
otravaprotivanepříjemnost
plagebelastning
riesaharmikiusakiusankappalemaanvaiva
smetnja
plága, sem er til vandræîa
厄介なもの厄介者
귀찮은 존재
įkyruoliskas įkyrus
traucēklis
nadloga
besvär
การก่อให้เกิดความรำคาญ
baş belâsı şeydertmusibetsıkıntı
mối phiền toái

nuisance

[ˈnjuːsns]
A. N
1. (= state of affairs, thing) → fastidio m, lata f
what a nuisance!¡qué lata!
it's a nuisance having to shave!¡qué lata tener que afeitarse!
the nuisance of having to shaveel fastidio de tener que afeitarse
2. (= person) → pesado/a m/f, latoso/a m/f
what a nuisance you are!¡eres un pesado!, ¡eres un latoso!
you're being a nuisanceme estás dando la lata
to make a nuisance of o.sdar la lata, ponerse pesado
3. (Jur) → perjuicio m
see also public C
B. CPD nuisance value N he's only of nuisance valueno hace más que fastidiar or incordiar, sólo vale para crear problemas

nuisance

[ˈnjuːsəns] n
(= annoying thing or event) it's a nuisance → c'est (très) ennuyeux
it's a nuisance that ... → c'est ennuyeux que ...
what a nuisance! → quelle barbe!
(= annoying person) he's a nuisance → il est pénible
Sorry to be a nuisance → Désolé de vous déranger.nuisance call nappel m anonymenuisance caller nauteur m d'un appel anonyme

nuisance

n
(= person)Plage f; (esp pestering) → Nervensäge f; (esp child) → Quälgeist m; he can be a nuisanceer kann einen aufregen, er kann einem auf die Nerven or den Geist (inf)gehen; sorry to be a nuisanceentschuldigen Sie, wenn ich störe; to make a nuisance of oneselflästig werden; to have (some or a certain) nuisance valueals Störfaktor wirken; (esp Pol) → für einige Umtriebe sorgen (inf)
(= thing, event) to be a nuisancelästig sein; (annoying) → ärgerlich sein; what a nuisance, having to do it againwie ärgerlich or lästig, das noch einmal machen zu müssen; to become a nuisancelästig werden; this wind is a nuisancedieser Wind ist eine Plage
(Jur) public nuisanceöffentliches Ärgernis; to cause a (public) nuisance(öffentliches) Ärgernis erregen

nuisance

:
nuisance call
n (Telec) → Schockanruf m; nuisances plTelefonterror m (inf)
nuisance caller
n (Telec) → Schockanrufer(in) m(f)

nuisance

[ˈnjuːsns] n (state of affairs, thing) → fastidio, seccatura; (person) → peste f
what a nuisance! → che seccatura!
it's a nuisance having to shave → doversi radere è una (gran) seccatura
to make a nuisance of o.s. → rendersi insopportabile
he's a nuisance → fastidio

nuisance

(ˈnjuːsns) noun
a person or thing that is annoying or troublesome. That child is a terrible nuisance.

nuisance

إِزْعَاجٌ otrava plage Plage μπελάς molestia riesa embarras smetnja seccatura 厄介なもの 귀찮은 존재 lastpost plage utrapienie amolação, incómodo досада besvär การก่อให้เกิดความรำคาญ sıkıntı mối phiền toái 讨厌的东西

nuisance

n. molestia, incomodiédad, estorbo;
What a ___ !¡Qué lata!
References in classic literature ?
It had been her habit, from an almost immemorial date, to go about the country as a kind of voluntary nurse, and doing whatever miscellaneous good she might; taking upon herself, likewise, to give advice in all matters, especially those of the heart, by which means -- as a person of such propensities inevitably must -- she gained from many people the reverence due to an angel, but, I should imagine, was looked upon by others as an intruder and a nuisance.
This was the first time of wearing a check-rein, and I must say, though it certainly was a nuisance not to be able to get my head down now and then, it did not pull my head higher than I was accustomed to carry it.
So the old man's cough grew every day worse, until there came a time when it hardly ever stopped, and he had become a nuisance about the place.
In two days she had him so stuck after her that she - well, YOU know how he follows her everywhere, and sets on her shoulder often when she rides her breakneck rampages - all of which is the girl-twin to the front, you see - and he does what he pleases, and is up to all kinds of devilment, and is a perfect nuisance in the kitchen.
He asked for it so often that he became a nuisance, and his aunt ended by telling him to help himself and quit bothering her.
They are seen only as a nuisance, swept hastily off, and driven as much as possible from the sight.
If she desired to go, she might: the nuisance of her presence outweighs the gratification to be derived from tormenting her
The Ghost, on hearing this, set up another cry, and clanked its chain so hideously in the dead silence of the night, that the Ward would have been justified in indicting it for a nuisance.
Well then, let me tell you, brother," said Sancho, "I haven't got the 'Don,' nor has any one of my family ever had it; my name is plain Sancho Panza, and Sancho was my father's name, and Sancho was my grandfather's and they were all Panzas, without any Dons or Donas tacked on; I suspect that in this island there are more Dons than stones; but never mind; God knows what I mean, and maybe if my government lasts four days I'll weed out these Dons that no doubt are as great a nuisance as the midges, they're so plenty.
In dealing with an Isosceles, if a rascal pleads that he cannot help stealing because of his unevenness, you reply that for that very reason, because he cannot help being a nuisance to his neighbours, you, the Magistrate, cannot help sentencing him to be consumed -- and there's an end of the matter.
His spiders are now becoming as great a nuisance as his flies, and today I told him that he must get rid of them.
As for a title, a title is really rather a nuisance in these democratic days.