nuisance


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nuisance

Anything that causes inconvenience, annoyance, or disturbance of normal physiology.
References in classic literature ?
Petya and Natasha on the contrary, far from helping their parents, were generally a nuisance and a hindrance to everyone.
"Lucy--Lucy--what a nuisance I am!" protested Miss Bartlett, and followed her across the lawn.
"Well, you know, she's a nuisance herself, Miss Cathy is, she IS so busy, and into everything, like that bird.
You become stupid, restless, and irritable; rude to strangers and dangerous toward your friends; clumsy, maudlin, and quarrelsome; a nuisance to yourself and everybody about you.
He evidently looked upon a case as a case, and anxious relatives as a nuisance which must be treated with firmness.
Harry says that if he'd suspected for half a second she was going to make such a blooming nuisance of herself he'd have seen himself damned before he had anything to do with her."
This has become a nuisance and a major reason for noise pollution.
'On November 11, 2018, being the owner of /occupier of plot on Mai Mahiu Road, situated in Nairobi Area, upon where nuisance exists and having been served with a notice under Section 119 of Public Health Act, [Nawasco] failed to abate the nuisance,' the documents in court read.
The Information Commisioner's Office swooped on a tele-marketing business in the city after a yearlong investigation into live and automated nuisance calls.
The poll officer said those who will not be able to post a bond will be dismissed as nuisance candidates.
Focus: Court Error Public Nuisance Notice of Injury
Even though a jury found for defendants on plaintiffs' public nuisance claim, they are not entitled to prevailing party attorney fees because the jury rejected defendants' counterclaim for trespass and found for plaintiffs on their common-law private nuisance claim.