CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
谐音“牛绅士” --- 我很讨厌那个一脸牛气哄哄、很自以为是的绅士。
谐音“扭绅士” --- 很扭曲、变态的绅士。
- nuisance:  Nuisance has become much less serious over the centuries. When English originally acquired it, it meant ‘harm, injury’ (‘Helpe me to weye ageyn the feend … keepe vs from his nusance’, Thomas Hoccleve, Mother of God 1410), reflecting its origins in Latin nocēre ‘injure’ (source also of English innocent and innocuous). But gradually it softened to ‘troublesomeness’, and by the early 19th century it had acquired its present-day connotations of ‘petty annoyance’.
- nuisance (n.)
- c. 1400, "injury, hurt, harm," from Anglo-French nusaunce, Old French nuisance "harm, wrong, damage," from past participle stem of nuire "to harm," from Latin nocere "to hurt" (see noxious). Sense has softened over time, to "anything obnoxious to a community" (bad smells, pests, eyesores), 1660s, then "source of annoyance, something personally disagreeable" (1831). Applied to persons from 1690s.
- 1. He spent three days making an absolute nuisance of himself.
- 2. Back in the 1980s drug users were a public nuisance in Zurich.
- 3. It's a blooming nuisance because it frightens my dog to death.
- 4. They're a damned nuisance.
- 5. He was always a devil of a nuisance.
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