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bother

both·er

bother

 
pronunciation:
ba thr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bothered, bothering, bothers
definition 1: to annoy or give trouble to.
The loud noise is bothering us.
synonyms:
aggravate, annoy, bug, hassle, trouble
similar words:
badger, eat, exasperate, harass, hound, irritate, nag, needle, pester, pick on, plague, provoke
definition 2: to make puzzled or worried.
It bothers me that he looks so unhappy.
synonyms:
concern, confuse, disturb, puzzle, trouble, worry
similar words:
baffle, fret, nag
definition 3: to make an effort; take the trouble.
Tanya never bothers to clean her room.
synonyms:
trouble, try
similar words:
endeavor
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person or thing that annoys or causes trouble.
It is a bother to make dinner every day.
synonyms:
annoyance, headache, nag, nuisance, pest, trouble, worry
similar words:
concern, difficulty, hassle, inconvenience, matter, problem, thorn, upset
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