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Noun: nuisance  n(y)oo-sun(t)s
  1. Something or someone that causes annoyance, inconvenience, or makes life more difficult
    "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer";
    - annoyance, bother, botheration [informal], pain, infliction, pain in the neck [informal], irritation
  2. (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
  3. A bothersome annoying person
    "that kid is a terrible nuisance";
    - pain, pain in the neck [informal]

Derived forms: nuisances

Type of: disagreeable person, negative stimulus, unpleasant person

Encyclopedia: Nuisance