Origin of nuisance
Examples from the Web for nuisance
If my legs made me a nuisance, I vowed to become less of one.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other questions: Should nuisance bears be euthanized if they are serial offenders?
Last year, there were a record 6,726, covering “nuisance” behavior, property damage, injuries to bears, and injuries to humans.
But the Roma remained on the streets of French cities, perceived as a nuisance in many places, a threat in some.
Franz Joseph lit the Hofburg Palace with kerosene lamps and viewed the telephone as a nuisance.Before the Fall: What Did the World Look Like in 1913?|Jacob Heilbrunn|June 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Anger or fear is often a nuisance in civilized life, and any strong emotion is apt to disturb mental work or skilled manual work.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
But, though few in number, they had already proved a nuisance.Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England|Richard Valpy French
Often, however, this ability is a disadvantage, because the plants are prone to spread and become a nuisance unless watched.
Without the peaceable spirit it only renders its possessor a bully and a nuisance.The Big Otter|R.M. Ballantyne
It's a nuisance to have to give ourselves away, but I can't see anything for it but to knock and get the window opened.The Girls of St. Cyprian's|Angela Brazil
British Dictionary definitions for nuisance
- a person or thing that causes annoyance or bother
- (as modifier)nuisance calls
Word Origin for nuisance
Idioms and Phrases with nuisance
see make a nuisance of oneself.