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Definition 1: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pain in the neck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for pain in the neck in the sense of this definition

(pain in the neck is a kind of ...) a stimulus with undesirable consequences

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

(... is a kind of pain in the neck ) something that causes irritation and annoyance

"he's a thorn in my flesh"

(... is a kind of pain in the neck ) an annoyance

"those children are a damn plague"

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

Samples where pain in the neck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that kid is a terrible pain

Synonyms for pain in the neck in the sense of this definition

(pain in the neck is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

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