ETYM Old Fren. anoiance, anuiance.
1. Anger produced by some annoying irritation; SYN. chafe, vexation.
2. Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; SYN. nuisance, bother, botheration, pain, pain in the neck, pain in the ass.
3. The act of annoying someone; SYN. annoying, irritation, vexation, troubling.
ETYM Latin inconvenientia inconsistency: cf. Old Fren. inconvenience.
1. An inconvenient discomfort; SYN. incommodiousness.
2. The quality of not being useful or convenient.
ETYM Old Eng. noisance, Old Fren. noisance, nuisance, from Latin nocentia guilt, from nocere to hurt, harm; akin to necare to kill. Cf Necromancy, Nocent, Noxious, Pernicious.
That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious.
In law, interference with enjoyment of, or rights over, land. There are two kinds of nuisance. Private nuisance affects a particular occupier of land, such as noise from a neighbor; the aggrieved occupier can apply for an injunction and claim damages. Public nuisance affects an indefinite number of members of the public, such as obstructing the highway; it is a criminal offense. In this case, individuals can claim damages only if they are affected more than the general public.