Definition for bother

verb as in take the trouble


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The seagulls expected to clean up the rest were also scared off, but the remaining pieces were so small that it would not have been worth the bother anyway, he added.

Musk says he wants to provide a “superintelligence layer” in the human brain to help protect us from artificial intelligence, and Zuckerberg reportedly wants users to upload their thoughts and emotions over the internet without the bother of typing.

I would go from being a charmingly eccentric bohemian to being a monstrously crass bother.

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But if the goal is to not interact with people, why bother going to a bar in the first place?

A soldier asks all the men to come off the bus, but only half do, and he decides not to bother with rest.

There are no signs of any police—why would the traffic cops bother, there is no one to fine and demand bribes from?

Since there's a near infinite number of possible exercises, Amiigo doesn't bother trying to categorize them ahead of time.

As mildly irritating as David Tseng may be, he is not someone who troubles me enough to even bother with.

But I don't suppose Weston would bother spreading the tails out when he sat down.

Great tracts of land in this part of the State are out of date, and more bother than they are worth, anywhere.

Baroudi would probably never think of her as Englishmen thought of her, would never "bother about" her age.

He ceased to bother his brain with Bascomb and his affairs, wrapping himself completely in the noble work of the roadster.

And a drop of poteen is a wonderful thing to drive away the melancholy thoughts that haunt and bother so many of us.

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On this page you'll find 314 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bother, such as: aggravation, ado, annoyance, anxiety, bellyache, and botheration.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.