n. something that annoys or gives trouble and vexation; something that is offensive or noxious
The noise was so loud that it was a nuisance to the neighbors.
Sentence in Classic:
He asked for it so often that he became a nuisance, and his aunt ended by telling him to help himself and quit bothering her.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Petya and Natasha on the contrary, far from helping their parents, were generally a nuisance and a hindrance to everyone.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and a damned nuisance.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
His pride in having at any time of his life achieved such a great social distinction as to be a nuisance, an incumbrance, and a pest, was only to be satisfied by three sonorous repetitions of the boast.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
I told him it was a nuisance to have the woman trespassing: to which he replied that he had no power to arrest her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
It was a nuisance to have to run down the street after him because she had forgotten to ask him for money at breakfast.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
When she had no success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across the floor with no resistance at all did she start to pay attention.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka Context