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English noun: pain in the neck

1. pain in the neck (person) a bothersome annoying person


SamplesThat kid is a terrible pain.


Synonymsnuisance, pain


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. pain in the neck (cognition) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness


SamplesWashing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer.
A bit of a bother.
He's not a friend, he's an infliction.


Synonymsannoyance, bother, botheration, infliction, pain, pain in the ass


Broader (hypernym)negative stimulus


Narrower (hyponym)irritant, nuisance, plague, thorn









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