Definition of nuisance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    nuisance

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    NAmE//ˈnusns//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable, usually singular] a thing, person, or situation that is annoying or causes trouble or problems I don't want to be a nuisance, so tell me if you want to be alone. I hope you're not making a nuisance of yourself. It's a nuisance having to go back tomorrow. What a nuisance!
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] (law) behavior by someone that annoys other people and that a court can order the person to stop He was charged with causing a public nuisance.
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