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noun nuisance pronunciation in American English /ˈnusəns/
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] something that is annoying and is a continuing problem

    The bugs in the software were a nuisance.

    What a nuisance that we can’t use the school hall.

    a bit of a nuisance:

    These flies are a bit of a nuisance.

    1. a.
      a person who causes some difficulty or trouble for someone else

      Most people found him an awful nuisance.

      I don’t want to be a nuisance to anyone.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] legal illegal behavior that is annoying or offensive to other people

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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