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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
bother, botheration, pain in the neck, 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
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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
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nuisance

noun
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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nuisance

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

n. molestia, incomodiédad, estorbo;
What a ___ !¡Qué lata!
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That is why there were flood canals from every river which was not only a source of nuisence of inundation but was also a blessing in form of the irrigation of the fertile lands.
The sheer scale and amount of it is such that it cannot be regarded as a minor nuisence.