- a person, thing, or situation that is annoying or that causes trouble or problems
- The sticky clay was a nuisance to work with. [=was difficult to work with]
- My allergies are a nuisance in the springtime.
- Filling out all the paperwork was a nuisance.
- I'm sorry to be such a nuisance [=I'm sorry to bother you], but I need your help again.
- He made a nuisance of himself. [=he behaved in an annoying way]
- (law) The landfill was declared a public nuisance.