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bother

See definition of bother on Dictionary.com
  • nountrouble, inconvenience
  • verbharass, annoy; give trouble
  • verbtake the trouble

synonyms for bother

  • aggravation
  • ado
  • annoyance
  • anxiety
  • bellyache
  • botheration
  • bustle
  • care
  • concern
  • difficulty
  • distress
  • drag
  • exasperation
  • flurry
  • fuss
  • headache
  • irritant
  • irritation
  • molestation
  • nudge
  • nuisance
  • pain
  • perplexity
  • pest
  • plague
  • pother
  • pressure
  • problem
  • strain
  • to-do
  • trial
  • trouble
  • vexation
  • worriment
  • worry
  • pain in the neck
See also synonyms for: bothered / bothering / bothers
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antonyms for bother

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  • advantage
  • calm
  • calmness
  • comfort
  • contentment
  • delight
  • ease
  • good health
  • happiness
  • health
  • joy
  • peace
  • pleasure
  • tranquility
  • aid
  • convenience
  • help
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How to use bother in a sentence

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.
CAN MACHINES CONTROL OUR BRAINS?R. DOUGLAS FIELDSMAY 17, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
I would go from being a charmingly eccentric bohemian to being a monstrously crass bother.
SUCH A PRETTY FACEAUBREY GORDONFEBRUARY 26, 2021VOX
But I don't suppose Weston would bother spreading the tails out when he sat down.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Great tracts of land in this part of the State are out of date, and more bother than they are worth, anywhere.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Baroudi would probably never think of her as Englishmen thought of her, would never "bother about" her age.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
He ceased to bother his brain with Bascomb and his affairs, wrapping himself completely in the noble work of the roadster.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
And a drop of poteen is a wonderful thing to drive away the melancholy thoughts that haunt and bother so many of us.
THE WHALE AND THE GRASSHOPPERSEUMAS O'BRIEN
But why should I bother about anything in a world like this, where everything is in such a hopeless state of confusion?
THE WHALE AND THE GRASSHOPPERSEUMAS O'BRIEN
But Mother Wyandotte didn't bother about anything so high in the sky as the sun and the rooster.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
"Oh bother," grumbled Mollie, as after their breakfast she gloomily surveyed the landscape from the cretonne-curtained window.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
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WORDS RELATED TO BOTHER

  • anathema
  • aversion
  • bother
  • curse
  • detestation
  • evil
  • horror
  • nuisance
  • plague
  • shame
  • torment
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.