- 1a situation that is annoying because it involves doing something difficult or complicated that needs a lot of effort It's a hassle having to travel with so many bags. Send them an e-mail—it's a lot less hassle than calling. legal hassles
- 2a situation in which people disagree, argue, or annoy you Do as you're told and don't give me any hassle! Try not to get into a hassle with this guy.
NAmE//ˈhæsl//[countable, uncountable] (informal)