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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 ?
He accused him of being a nuisance to men by crowing in the nighttime and not permitting them to sleep.
As long as Nicholas alone was in danger the countess imagined that she loved her first-born more than all her other children and even reproached herself for it; but when her youngest: the scapegrace who had been bad at lessons, was always breaking things in the house and making himself a nuisance to everybody, that snub-nosed Petya with his merry black eyes and fresh rosy cheeks where soft down was just beginning to show- when he was thrown amid those big, dreadful, cruel men who were fighting somewhere about something and apparently finding pleasure in it- then his mother thought she loved him more, much more, than all her other children.
And, equally of course, she felt sure that she would prove a nuisance, and begged to be given an inferior spare room--something with no view, anything.
His pride in having at any time of his life achieved such a great social distinction as to be a nuisance, an incumbrance, and a pest, was only to be satisfied by three sonorous repetitions of the boast.
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.
He apologized afterwards as if he were to blame, and not I, but I dare say I was a nuisance with my different literary passions, and must have made many of my acquaintances very tired of my favorite authors.
I didn't know," he replied, a little troubled but trying not to be a nuisance.
It was no slight additional proof of her unhappiness, that she should so cling to the consolation of my presence, and earnestly desire the company of one whose general tastes and ideas were so little congenial to her own--whom she had completely forgotten in her hour of prosperity, and whose presence would be rather a nuisance than a pleasure, if she could but have half her heart's desire.
Topsails would be a nuisance and a danger for a crew of two, so I heaved the topmasts on deck and lashed them fast.
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.
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.