Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: nuisance
IPA transcription: [n'usəns]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: nuisance
    Meaning: (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
Usage examples
  • "This is a great nuisance," said the Doctor.
  • The dove had no dignity; he was so effusive he was a nuisance.
  • At best he was a loafer and a nuisance; at worst he was the Terror of Quicksand.
  • It is a great nuisance, a loss that maims the whole life,--a misfortune to be much regretted.
  • My father found me a nuisance, and put me through the mill, and I can never forget it particularly the evenings."
  • He had long grown a nuisance to his friends as an exorbitant sponge upon them, and the world was well rid of him.
  • The miners found what the great banks have always found, that the presence of unused gold is a nuisance and a curse.
  • "My dear," said Mr. Grey, "you cannot get rid of the gnats of the world. They will buzz and sting and be a nuisance.
  • If he can squirm in anywhere where he particularly is not wanted, and be a perfect nuisance, and make people mad, and have things thrown at his head, then he feels his day has not been wasted.
  • I will say that one who cannot understand the wag of a dog's tail, the wistful gaze of the eye, the quick lifting of the ears, the cautious raising of a foot, and above all, treat his dog as a friend, need expect his dog to be but little else than a nuisance on the trap line.