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Synonyms for bother
ˈbɒð ərboth·er

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Wiktionary

  1. botherinterjection

    Synonyms:
    disturb, annoy, irritate, vex, put out, blast, darn, dang

  2. botherverb

    To annoy, to disturb, to irritate.

    Would it bother you if I smoked?

    Synonyms:
    darn, dang, blast, vex, put out, irritate, disturb, annoy

  3. botherverb

    To do something at one's own inconvenience.

    Why do I even bother to try?

    Synonyms:
    irritate, put out, disturb, annoy, vex

  4. botherverb

    To do something which is of negligible inconvenience.

    You didn't even bother to close the door.

    Synonyms:
    disturb, irritate, annoy, vex, put out

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bother

    Synonyms:
    fuse, worry, pester, excitement, stir, plague, vex, annoy, tease, confusion, vexation, flurry, trouble

    Antonyms:
    calm, composure, orderliness, peace, quiet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fuss, trouble, bother, hasslenoun

    an angry disturbance

    "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"

    Synonyms:
    pain in the ass, problem, squabble, dither, pettifoggery, hustle, botheration, flap, bicker, tiff, difficulty, hassle, stir, flurry, dogfight, rough-and-tumble, ado, infliction, tizzy, pain, bustle, pother, trouble, spat, fuss, annoyance, worry, scuffle, bickering, pain in the neck, tussle

  2. annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the assverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    aggravator, annoying, painful sensation, hurting, painfulness, botheration, pain in the ass, pain sensation, chafe, hassle, infliction, irritation, fuss, pain, trouble, imposition, vexation, annoyance, nuisance, pain in the neck

  3. trouble oneself, trouble, bother, inconvenience oneselfverb

    take the trouble to do something; concern oneself

    "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"

    Synonyms:
    discommode, unhinge, get at, disorder, rile, perturb, gravel, inconvenience oneself, upset, distract, nettle, inconvenience, vex, ail, nark, disquiet, irritate, devil, chafe, cark, annoy, put out, incommode, disoblige, pain, rag, trouble, disturb, trouble oneself, get to

  4. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    nark, dumbfound, get at, reproof, chide, bait, mystify, urticate, rile, fret, dun, cod, razz, crucify, stick, bedevil, reprimand, reach, amaze, lambaste, devil, get to, rub, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, chew out, beat, lambast, trounce, tease, taunt, roil, access, berate, chew up, disoblige, torment, stupefy, lecture, trouble oneself, agitate, put out, rag, discommode, inconvenience oneself, ride, bewilder, dress down, irritate, tantalize, stir up, rally, make, remonstrate, flummox, incommode, get, baffle, jaw, rebuke, worry, pose, vex, inconvenience, perplex, raise up, gravel, disturb, take to task, fray, gall, puzzle, trouble, bawl out, scratch, nettle, progress to, call on the carpet, commove, twit, excoriate, have words, chafe, scold, call down, shake up, nonplus

  5. trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, botherverb

    to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

    "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

    Synonyms:
    put under, get at, bring out, anaesthetise, irritate, hold out, douse, retire, pain, rile, disquiet, gravel, ail, perturb, anaesthetize, publish, extend, get to, trouble oneself, anesthetize, stretch out, put out, nark, nettle, chafe, unhinge, incommode, cark, disoblige, trouble, discommode, disorder, stretch forth, annoy, upset, exsert, smother, inconvenience, inconvenience oneself, anesthetise, issue, vex, rag, release, disturb, distract, devil

  6. botherverb

    intrude or enter uninvited

    "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"

    Synonyms:
    discommode, rile, devil, inconvenience oneself, nettle, trouble, chafe, vex, trouble oneself, irritate, inconvenience, put out, incommode, annoy, disoblige, rag, nark, get to, get at, gravel

  7. botherverb

    make nervous or agitated

    "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

    Synonyms:
    discommode, rile, devil, inconvenience oneself, nettle, trouble, chafe, vex, trouble oneself, irritate, inconvenience, put out, incommode, annoy, disoblige, rag, nark, get to, get at, gravel

  8. botherverb

    make confused or perplexed or puzzled

    Synonyms:
    discommode, rile, devil, inconvenience oneself, nettle, trouble, chafe, vex, trouble oneself, irritate, inconvenience, put out, incommode, annoy, disoblige, rag, nark, get to, get at, gravel

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. botherverb

    Synonyms:
    perplex, worry, harass, trouble, annoy, tease, vex, plague, molest, incommode, BORE, disturb, pester

  2. bothernoun

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] perplexity, vexation, annoyance, plague, trouble, bore

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bothernoun

    Synonyms:
    petty trouble, annoyance, inconvenience

  2. botherverb

    Synonyms:
    trouble, annoy, discommode, incommode, inconvenience, worry, molest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bother":

    disturb, annoy, mind, interrupt

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How to use bother in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    During the teenage years, we get irritated by many things (almost everything) too soon and too often. As we grow up, we realize that only those things bother us that resemble us or are part of us. The things that are not part of us never affect us....more we realize this dichotomy, the closer we get to our own selves.

  2. Frank Iafrate:

    Then I thought of a bee... The busy worker, who doesn't bother you unless you bother him. But provoked, the bee stings. It seemed like an ideal symbol.

  3. Annie Bryant:

    Why bother taking a life? That is what I keep asking. If you are going to steal, then steal. But just shoot to kill somebody? It’s just senseless. Why would you do that?

  4. Sabrina Swain:

    We were already aware of his countertop speeches, so we cleared the space and prepared in anticipation, it did not bother us at all.

  5. Mark Robinson:

    That cartoon doesn't really bother me. What bothers me is the hypocrisy behind it. That you would portray a Black man, just because he's in the GOP, as a Klansman.


Translations for bother

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  • يزعج, يضايقArabic
  • неприятности, безпокоя, грижи, дразня, безпокойство, досаждамBulgarian
  • molestarCatalan, Valencian
  • vaditCzech
  • belästigenGerman
  • molestar, cansón, agobiarSpanish
  • tülitama, vaevuma, tüütama, vaeva nägema, nuhtlus, tülinEstonian
  • häiriö, häiritä, vaiva, vaivataFinnish
  • embêter, bâdrer, daigner, gêner, zut, dérangerFrench
  • buair, sàraich, cuir dragh airScottish Gaelic
  • הטריח את עצמו, טרחה, הפריע, טרחHebrew
  • veszi a fáradságot, zaklat, zavarHungarian
  • menggangguIndonesian
  • vesen, vandamál, angra, mál, ergjaIcelandic
  • prendersi la briga, fastidio, incomodo, problema, infastidire, disturbare, confusione, trambusto, seccatura, preoccuparsi, agitazione, disturbarsiItalian
  • 邪魔Japanese
  • გაღიზიანებაGeorgian
  • traucētLatvian
  • whakapōnānāMāori
  • storen, moeite, moeite doenDutch
  • irritere, plage, kluss, gidde, forstyrre, bryNorwegian
  • niepokoić, naprzykrzać się, kłopotPolish
  • incomodarPortuguese
  • supăra, agitație, incomodare, deranj, deranja, îngrijorare, incomoda, necăjiRomanian
  • беспокоитьRussian
  • nadlegovátiSlovene
  • shqetësim, shqetësojAlbanian
  • idas, besvär, bry sig om, störaSwedish
  • canını sıkmak, rahatsız etmekTurkish
  • bezovta qilmoqUzbek
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