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nuisance

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noun nui·sance \ˈnü-sən(t)s, ˈnyü-\

Simple Definition of nuisance

  • : a person, thing, or situation that is annoying or that causes trouble or problems

Full Definition of nuisance

  1. 1 :  harm, injury

  2. 2 :  one that is annoying, unpleasant, or obnoxious :  pest

Examples of nuisance

  1. <the new neighbor is threatening to become a nuisance, dropping in on us several times a day>

  2. <folding up this map correctly is such a nuisance>



Origin of nuisance

Middle English nusaunce, noisaunce, from Anglo-French, from nuisir, nuire to harm, from Latin nocēre — more at noxious


First Known Use: 15th century



NUISANCE Defined for Kids

nuisance

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noun nui·sance \ˈnü-səns, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nuisance

  1. :  an annoying or troublesome person, thing, or situation





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