nuisance


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

a bothersome annoying person

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He apologized afterwards as if he were to blame, and not I, but I dare say I was a nuisance with my different literary passions, and must have made many of my acquaintances very tired of my favorite authors.
I didn't know," he replied, a little troubled but trying not to be a nuisance.
But when I did walk, the first half of journey was generally a great nuisance to me.
I think you're a horrid nuisance, Major Thomson," Olive grumbled.
I think, what of the continuous rows raised by the Chatterer, that I must have become a nuisance to her.
And all went well, and would have continued to go well, had not Lamai's mother, Lenerengo, just awakened, stepped across her black litter of progeny and raised her voice in shrill protest against her eldest born's introducing of one more mouth and much more nuisance into the household.
He accused him of being a nuisance to men by crowing in the nighttime and not permitting them to sleep.
Wise or not, it's an infernal nuisance to be disturbed by a stranger.
Indeed I heard him murmur "Ghastly nuisance," but I knew it was of the integrity of his domestic accord that he was thinking.
Topsails would be a nuisance and a danger for a crew of two, so I heaved the topmasts on deck and lashed them fast.
To get rid of the man, who was becoming a nuisance, he gave him his whole attention, as far as that smothering weight would allow him to give his whole attention to anything, and found that the man was saying strange things.
My charitable business is an unendurable nuisance to me; and when I see a Ladies' Committee now, I wish myself at the uttermost ends of the earth
His pride in having at any time of his life achieved such a great social distinction as to be a nuisance, an incumbrance, and a pest, was only to be satisfied by three sonorous repetitions of the boast.
They are extremely fond of spirituous liquors and tobacco; for which nuisances they are ready to exchange not merely their guns and horses, but even their wives and daughters.
It was indispensable to most public conveniences in those days, that they should be public nuisances likewise; and Fleet Market maintained the principle to admiration.