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Definition 1: (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive - [noun denoting cognition]

(nuisance is a kind of ...) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

"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"

(... is a kind of nuisance ) a nuisance that can remedied (suppressed or extinguished or rendered harmless)

"the continued existence of an abatable nuisance is not authorized under the law"

(... is a kind of nuisance ) anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm

"their swimming pool is an attractive nuisance; they should fence it in"

(... is a kind of nuisance ) a nuisance that is both a public nuisance and a private nuisance at the same time

(... is a kind of nuisance ) a nuisance that interferes with your interest in and private use and enjoyment of your land

(... is a kind of nuisance ) a nuisance that unreasonably interferes with a right that is common to the general public

"a public nuisance offends the public at large"

(nuisance belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: a bothersome annoying person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where nuisance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that kid is a terrible pain

Synonyms for nuisance in the sense of this definition

(nuisance is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

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