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PAIN IN THE NECK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pain in the neck mean? 

PAIN IN THE NECK (noun)
  The noun PAIN IN THE NECK has 2 senses:

1. a bothersome annoying person
2. something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

  Familiarity information: PAIN IN THE NECK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAIN IN THE NECK (noun)


Sense 1pain in the neck [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 ("pain in the neck" is a kind of...):

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


Sense 2pain in the neck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

pain in the ass; bother; botheration; pain in the neck; infliction; annoyance; pain

Context examples:

washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer / a bit of a bother / he's not a friend, he's an infliction

Hypernyms ("pain in the neck" is a kind of...):

negative stimulus (a stimulus with undesirable consequences)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pain in the neck"):

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

irritant; thorn (something that causes irritation and annoyance)

plague (an annoyance)


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