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Meaning of NUISANCE

Pronunciation:  'noosuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
  2. [n]  a bothersome annoying person; "that kid is a terrible pain"

NUISANCE is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: pain, pain in the neck
 See Also: abatable nuisance, annoyance, attractive nuisance, bother, botheration, common nuisance, disagreeable person, infliction, mixed nuisance, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck, private nuisance, public nuisance, unpleasant person



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nui"sance\, n. [OE. noisance, OF. noisance, nuisance,
fr. L. nocentia guilt, fr. nocere to hurt, harm; akin to
necare to kill. Cf {Necromancy}, {Nocent}, {Noxious},
That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which
is offensive or noxious.

Note: Nuisances are public when they annoy citizens in
      general; private, when they affect individuals only.

Thesaurus Terms
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