What is another word for nuisance?

Synonyms for nuisance
ˈnu səns, ˈnyu-nui·sance

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  1. nuisancenoun

    A minor annoyance or inconvenience.

    inconvenience, annoyance, offense


  2. nuisancenoun

    A person or thing causing annoyance or inconvenience.

    obstacle, pest, bother

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nuisance

    Abomination (from the Latin ab omen, a thing of ill omen) was originally applied to anything held in religious or ceremonial aversion or abhorrence; as, "The things which are highly esteemed among men are abomination in the sight of God." Luke xvi, 15. The word is oftener applied to the object of such aversion or abhorrence than to the state of mind that so regards it; in common use abomination signifies something very much disliked or loathed, or that deserves to be. Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination. A toad is to many an object of disgust; a foul sewer is an abomination. As applied to crimes, abomination is used of such as are especially brutal, shameful, or revolting; theft is an offense; infanticide is an abomination.

    abhorrence, abomination, abuse, annoyance, aversion, crime, curse, detestation, disgust, evil, execration, hatred, horror, iniquity, offense, plague, shame, villainy, wickedness

    affection, appreciation, approval, benefit, blessing, delight, desire, enjoyment, esteem, esteem, gratification, joy, satisfaction, treat

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nuisance

    offence, annoyance, plague, pest, trouble

    gratification, blessing, pleasure, delight, benefit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nuisancenoun

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

    pain, pain in the neck

  2. pain, pain in the neck, nuisancenoun

    a bothersome annoying person

    "that kid is a terrible pain"

    pain, painfulness, pain in the neck, hurting, botheration, infliction, pain in the ass, annoyance, painful sensation, pain sensation, bother

Editors Contribution

  1. bad news

    Submitted by anonymous on July 12, 2020  
  2. piece of work

    this phrase indicates that someone or something is troublesome or hard.

    that boy john is just a piece or work!

    Submitted by JP03 on October 29, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nuisancenoun

    annoyance, plague, bane, infliction, curse, scourge, pest

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nuisancenoun

    plague, pest, bane, infliction, bore, offense

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How to use nuisance in a sentence?

  1. Ian Thompson Jr.:

    Most tumors are very small and so slow-growing that the man rarely will even notice them in his lifetime, if a man has a slow-growing prostate cancer and opts to just watch it, it's still a nuisance with multiple office visits, blood tests, and repeated prostate biopsies.

  2. Hal Mardis:

    A lot of [auto shops] don't do it because they think it's a nuisance, but I like them.

  3. Bob Rabin:

    I can't think of another public nuisance judgment where defendants turned around and said recipients of the damages should be disqualified because they are to blame.

  4. David Cantillon:

    Important warning signs are often missed among a large volume of nuisance alarms, this is referred to as alarm fatigue, and this has been associated with serious adverse outcomes, including patient deaths across the United States.

  5. Brian Kropp:

    With Abbott's announcement, now they'll have employees saying,' The governor says I don't need to be vaccinated,' there will likely to be lawsuits, even if they turn out to be nuisance lawsuits. At a minimum, it creates a lot of distraction for employees and employers.

Translations for nuisance

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  • إزعاجArabic
  • obtížCzech
  • Ärger, Belästigung, Quälgeist, ÄrgernisGerman
  • μπελάς, ενόχληση, βάσανοGreek
  • inconveniente, estorbo, engorro, incomodidad, molestiaSpanish
  • kiusa, riesa, maanvaiva, harmi, kiusankappaleFinnish
  • nuisance, embêtementFrench
  • बाधाHindi
  • kellemetlenségHungarian
  • gangguan, orang rewelIndonesian
  • מטרדHebrew
  • 迷惑な人, [[迷惑]]な[[物]], 迷惑, 厄介者, 迷惑な物Japanese
  • ಉಪದ್ರವKannada
  • 불쾌함, 방해, 성가심Korean
  • pōrearea, whakahōhāMāori
  • overlast, lastpostDutch
  • zakłócenie porządku, niedogodność, uciążliwość, kłopot, utrapienie, utrapieniecPolish
  • inadequado, inconveniente, incômodo, inoportuno, distúrbioPortuguese
  • неудо́бство, поме́ха, доса́да, неприя́тность, ньюснсRussian
  • obehagSwedish
  • sıkıntıTurkish
  • پریشانیUrdu
  • 滋扰Chinese

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