nui·sance /ˈnu:sn̩s, Brit ˈnju:sn̩s/ noun plural nui·sanc·es
[count] : a person, thing, or situation that is annoying or that causes trouble or problems — usually singular ▪ The sticky clay was a nuisance to work with. [=was difficult to work with] ▪ My allergies are a nuisance in the springtime. ▪ Filling out all the paperwork was a nuisance. ▪ I'm sorry to be such a nuisance [=I'm sorry to bother you], but I need your help again. ▪ He made a nuisance of himself. [=he behaved in an annoying way] ▪ (law) The landfill was declared a public nuisance.