|1.||[ noun ] the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)|
|Related terms:||enforcement regimentation reimposition taxation protection tax|
|2.||[ noun ] an act causing pain or damage|
|Related terms:||wrongdoing inflict|
|3.||[ noun ] something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness|
|Synonyms:||nuisance botheration bother pain pain_in_the_neck pain_in_the_ass annoyance|
"washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer" "a bit of a bother" "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
|Related terms:||negative_stimulus nuisance irritant common_nuisance plague abatable_nuisance private_nuisance mixed_nuisance attractive_nuisance annoy pain|