nuisance value

nuisance value
the quality of an embarrassing situation

he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal

Syn: ↑awkwardness
Derivationally related forms: ↑awkward (for: ↑awkwardness)
Hypernyms: ↑disadvantage

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ˈnuisance value f11 [nuisance value] noun uncountable (BrE)
a quality that makes sth useful because it causes problems for your opponents

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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