1. [ noun ] something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
Synonyms: bother botheration pain pain_in_the_neck pain_in_the_ass infliction annoyance

"washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer" "a bit of a bother" "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"

Related terms: negative_stimulus irritant abatable_nuisance plague attractive_nuisance private_nuisance mixed_nuisance common_nuisance annoy pain
2. [ noun ] (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
Related terms: annoyance mixed_nuisance abatable_nuisance private_nuisance common_nuisance attractive_nuisance law
3. [ noun ] a bothersome annoying person
Synonyms: pain_in_the_neck pain

"that kid is a terrible pain"

Related terms: unpleasant_person