noyance

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Partly an aphetic form of annoyance, partly directly from Anglo-Norman noyance.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

noyance (plural noyances)

  1. (archaic) The state of being annoyed; distress, irritation.
    • 1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet , act III scene 3
      The single and peculiar life is bound / With all the strength and armour of the mind / To keep itself from noyance [...].
  2. (archaic) The act of annoying; molestation.
  3. (law, obsolete) Nuisance.