If my legs made me a nuisance, I vowed to become less of one.
On the other hand, Newt Gingrich may hang around, but only as a nuisance factor.
They worry that parent or student might become a nuisance to the university for the next four years.
Gaddafi was nasty, but he had long ago ceased to be a nuisance for the United States.
Franz Joseph lit the Hofburg Palace with kerosene lamps and viewed the telephone as a nuisance.
Ramon suggested that we should lasso him and kill him, and so get rid of the nuisance once and for all.
They will be a nuisance to us, and I don't wish to feed them a great while.
This made him a nuisance, and a source of endless trouble in the family.
I don't want to be bothered with my fellow-creatures; they are a nuisance.
They would seldom mature any of the nuts, and although they were regular bearers the thick hull was a nuisance.
c.1400, "injury, hurt, harm," from Anglo-French nusaunce, Old French nuisance "harm, wrong, damage," from past participle stem of nuire "to harm," from Latin nocere "to hurt" (see noxious). Sense has softened over time, to "anything obnoxious to a community" (bad smells, pests, eyesores), 1660s, then "source of annoyance, something personally disagreeable" (1831). Applied to persons from 1690s.