[ UK /njˈuːsəns/ ]
[ US /ˈnusəns/ ]
  1. (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
  2. a bothersome annoying person
    that kid is a terrible pain
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How To Use nuisance In A Sentence

  • Erin Lyle, co-owner of Marty's Auto on Rathbone Avenue, told the Daily Herald "We have three houses right next to us and we've never had a noise or nuisance issue ... they're (city) not picking on tattoo parlors or grocery stores or anyone else. Archive 2009-04-01
  • Apart from causing public nuisance and inconvenience to the commuters this also leads to road accidents.
  • Swindon Council may also serve a warning notice on riders causing a noise nuisance.
  • Bamie brushed aside this cruel fate as if it were no more than a nuisance.
  • Police have declared war on rogue street sellers causing a nuisance to shoppers and traders in Chelmsford.
  • The amounts deducted each year are quite small so it is a nuisance having to keep reclaiming them from Inland Revenue.
  • what a bally (or blinking) nuisance
  • Their task will be tackling anti-social behaviour and nuisance crime and eventually will have the power to detain, but not arrest, the public for up to 30 minutes.
  • The aircraft's magnetic compass probably appeared to be working well, and setting up the astrocompass would have been a nuisance.
  • No explanation or suspicion that the person could be a public nuisance is required. Times, Sunday Times
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