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English noun: nuisance

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

Broader (hypernym)annoyance, bother, botheration, infliction, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck

Narrower (hyponym)abatable nuisance, attractive nuisance, common nuisance, mixed nuisance, private nuisance, public nuisance

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. nuisance (person) a bothersome annoying person

SamplesThat kid is a terrible pain.

Synonymspain, pain in the neck

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

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