Definition of nuisance in English:
1A person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance: it’s a nuisance having all those people clomping through the house I hope you’re not going to make a nuisance of yourself
More example sentences
- If the newcomers wanted to make a go of it here and did not make a nuisance of themselves, they could be Australians.
- They don't want to go along to annual general meetings and make a nuisance of themselves.
- In return, they don't secede or otherwise make a nuisance of themselves.
source of annoyance/irritation, annoyance, inconvenience, bore, bother, irritant, problem, difficulty, trouble, trial, burden;
pest, plague, thorn in one's side/flesh
informal pain, pain in the neck, pain in the backside, headache, hassle, bind, drag, aggravation, menace
North American informal pain in the butt, nudnik, burr under/in someone's saddle
Australian/New Zealand informal nark
British vulgar slang pain in the arse
British informal , dated blister
1.1 Law An act which is harmful or offensive to the public or a member of it and for which there is a legal remedy. See also private nuisance, public nuisance.
- The courts tend to approach the question of the existence of a nuisance, whether public or private, as a question of fact.
- What constitutes a statutory nuisance is carefully defined in section 79 and so too are numerous exceptions.
- Picketing accompanied by violence, or even merely noise, may be a private nuisance.