Nuisance vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?
As a noun nuisance
is a minor annoyance or inconvenience.
As an adjective obnoxious is
extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
A minor annoyance or inconvenience.
A person or thing causing annoyance or inconvenience.
(legal) Anything harmful or offensive to the community or to a member of it, for which a legal remedy exists.
- a public nuisance
* (minor annoyance or inconvenience) annoyance, inconvenience, offense
* (person or thing causing annoyance or inconvenience) bother, obstacle, pest
* (minor annoyance or inconvenience) enjoyment
* nuisance tax
* obnoctious (obsolete)
Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
- He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
(archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
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- Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
- To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.