nuisance

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman nusaunce, nussance etc., from Old French nuisance, from nuisir (to harm) (, from Latin noceō (I harm), nocēre).

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nuisance (plural nuisances)

  1. A minor annoyance or inconvenience.
  2. A person or thing causing annoyance or inconvenience.
  3. (law) Anything harmful or offensive to the community or to a member of it, for which a legal remedy exists.
    a public nuisance

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AntonymsEdit

  • (minor annoyance or inconvenience): enjoyment

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nuisance, from nuisir (to harm) (cf. also French nuire), from Latin noceō (I harm), nocēre.

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nuisance f (plural nuisances)

  1. pollution
    Les nuisances sonores sont un véritable fléau dans ce quartier.
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