Thesaurus for bother
- trouble oneself, trouble, inconvenience oneself, annoy, rag, get to, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, affect, agitate, bear on, bear upon, charge, charge up, commove, confuse, disconcert, displease, excite, flurry, impact, intrude, irrupt, put off, reach, rouse, strain, strive, touch, touch on, turn on
Pronunciation of bother: B AA1 DH ER0 ('bɑðər)
Number of syllables of bother: 2
Pronunciation Video of bother
Definition of bother
- (n): something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he''s not a friend, he''s an infliction"
- (n): an angry disturbance; "he didn''t want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
- (v): cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
- (v): make confused or perplexed or puzzled
- (v): make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
- (v): intrude or enter uninvited; "Don''t bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
- (v): take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don''t bother, please"
- (v): to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
Examples of bother
- In the end they didn't even bother the boycott the election.
- The current of state of the article doesn't bother me overly.
- The communists don't bother with such niceties.
- The instinctive reaction is to say that I won't bother again.
- Did you bother notify the other folk of the med request
- If citations to authorities are unavailing, then why bother
- Only daringly good natured editors bother having a vandal space.
- He didn't bother to hide the eagerness in his eyes.
- The lack of speckle doesn't seem to bother her better half.
- The derision does not bother me.