an obnoxious or annoying person, thing, condition, practice, etc.: a monthly meeting that was more nuisance than pleasure.
Law. something offensive or annoying to individuals or to the community, especially in violation of their legal rights.
a person or thing that causes annoyance or bother (as modifier): nuisance calls
(law) something unauthorized that is obnoxious or injurious to the community at large (public nuisance) or to an individual, esp in relation to his ownership or occupation of property (private nuisance)
nuisance value, the usefulness of a person's or thing's capacity to cause difficulties or irritation