Definition of nuisance:
offense, shame, crime, evil, trial, horror, difficulty, plague, rub, bogeyman, abomination, irritant, hate crime, inconvenience, felony, affront, pain in the neck, headache, tease, trials and tribulations, misdemeanor, crime wave, teaser, hatred, bugbear, thorn, besetment, handful, hair shirt, infliction, detestation, bad news, burden, bore, pain in the ass, issue, gnawer, capital offence, troublemaker, vexation, abuse, disgust, breach, torment, wickedness, mischief-maker, feelings, disturbance, pain sensation, persecutor, bum, pest, curse, bother, irk, infraction, an accident waiting to happen, hassle, frustration, aversion, abhorrence, painfulness, exasperation, irritation, frump, peeve, pain, computer crime, botheration, prune, problem, hardship, insect, inside job, gadfly, nudnik, ruffle, capital crime, annoyer, painful sensation, annoyance, aggravation, hurting, louse, ringleader, trouble, execration, villainy, delinquency, cybercrime, baggage, iniquity, aggro.
- "Half-Past Bedtime", H. H. Bashford.
- "Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy", Stephen Leacock.
" I did think boys would be a dreadful nuisance around the house," aunt Dorcas began, as if speaking to herself, " but somehow I've felt real contented- like while you've been here, and it's a deal more cheerful with three at the table than to sit down alone."- "The Princess and Joe Potter", James Otis.