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"nuisance" in British English

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nuisancenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈnjuː.səns/  us   /ˈnuː-/
B2 something or someone that ​annoys you or ​causestrouble 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 ​residentsclaimed that the ​noise was ​causing a public nuisance.make a nuisance of yourself to ​causetrouble 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 ​causestrouble 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)
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