Meaning of “nuisance” in the English Dictionary

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"nuisance" in British English

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nuisancenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈnjuː.səns/ us /ˈnuː.səns/

B2 something or someone that annoys you or causes trouble for you:

I've forgotten my umbrella - what a nuisance!
[ + -ing verb ] It's such a nuisance having to rewrite those letters.
I hate to be a nuisance, but could you help me?
Local residents claimed that the noise was causing a public nuisance.
make a nuisance of yourself

to cause trouble or to annoy other people

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(Definition of “nuisance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nuisance" in American English

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nuisancenoun [ C ]

us /ˈnu·səns/

something or someone that annoys you or causes trouble for you:

It’s a nuisance filling out all these forms.

(Definition of “nuisance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"nuisance" in Business English

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nuisancenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈnjuːsəns/ us /ˈnuːsəns/

LAW someone or something that causes a problem for other people, an area, etc. that may be able to be solved by the law:

Residents claim that the company's emissions are harmful and constitute a nuisance.
noise/odour/public nuisance The EPA says the landfill is a public nuisance because of the odors.

(Definition of “nuisance” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)