nui·sance /ˈnusṇ(t)s, ˈnju-/
Nui·sance n. That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious.
Note: ☞ Nuisances are public when they annoy citizens in general; private, when they affect individuals only.
n 1: (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs
the reasonable use of your property or endangers life
and health or is offensive
2: a bothersome annoying person; "that kid is a terrible pain"
[syn: pain, pain in the neck]