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nuisance

noun nui·sance \ˈnü-sən(t)s, ˈnyü-\

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

Full Definition of NUISANCE

1
:  harm, injury
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

noun nui·sance \ˈnü-səns, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NUISANCE for Kids

:  an annoying or troublesome person, thing, or situation

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