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NUISANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nuisance mean? 

NUISANCE (noun)
  The noun NUISANCE has 2 senses:

1. (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
2. a bothersome annoying person

  Familiarity information: NUISANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NUISANCE (noun)


Sense 1nuisance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("nuisance" is a kind of...):

annoyance; bother; botheration; infliction; pain; pain in the ass; pain in the neck (something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nuisance"):

abatable nuisance (a nuisance that can remedied (suppressed or extinguished or rendered harmless))

attractive nuisance (anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm)

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)


Sense 2nuisance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bothersome annoying person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pain in the neck; nuisance; pain

Context example:

that kid is a terrible pain

Hypernyms ("nuisance" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)


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