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bother

both·er

bother

 
pronunciation:
ba thr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bothered, bothering, bothers
definition 1: to annoy or irritate, usu. with something minor.
synonyms:
aggravate, annoy, bug, hassle, nettle, peeve, trouble, vex, worry
similar words:
badger, eat, exasperate, fuss, gripe, harass, hound, irk, irritate, nag, needle, persecute, pester, pick on, plague, provoke, rile, roil
definition 2: to make puzzled or disturbed.
The answer I got bothers me.
synonyms:
concern, confuse, disturb, puzzle, trouble, vex, worry
similar words:
baffle, befuddle, confound, fret, nag, perplex, perturb, pother
definition 3: to disturb or interrupt.
synonyms:
annoy, disturb, interrupt, trouble
similar words:
bug, discommode, eat, hassle, impose, worry
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make an effort; inconvenience oneself.
He does not bother to clean up his room.
synonyms:
trouble, try
similar words:
condescend, deign, endeavor
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person or thing that is troublesome or annoying.
synonyms:
annoyance, chafe, headache, nag, nuisance, peeve, pest, plague, trouble, vexation, worry
similar words:
bugaboo, concern, difficulty, gadfly, hassle, imposition, inconvenience, matter, pain, perplexity, problem, thorn, trial, upset
definition 2: a worried or confused state.
synonyms:
anxiety, confusion, fret, sweat, tizzy, twitter, upset, vexation
similar words:
botheration, concern, dither, exasperation, flutter, lather, state, worry
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