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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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.
    • 2017 March 14, Stuart James, “Leicester stun Sevilla to reach last eight after Kasper Schmeichel save”, in the Guardian[1]:
      With Vardy working tirelessly up front, chasing lost causes and generally making a nuisance of himself, Sevilla were never allowed to settle on a night when the atmosphere was electric inside the King Power Stadium.
  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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  • (minor annoyance or inconvenience): enjoyment

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nuisance, from nuisir (to harm) (compare also French nuire), from Latin noceō (I harm), nocēre; may correspond to Late Latin nocēntia.

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nuisance f (plural nuisances)

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

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