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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.
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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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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.
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