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Synonyms for bother
ˈbɒð ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fuss, trouble, bother, hassle(noun)

    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 ass(verb)

    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 oneself(verb)

    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, devil(verb)

    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, bother(verb)

    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. bother(verb)

    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. bother(verb)

    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. bother(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. bother(verb)

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

  2. bother(verb)

    A mild expression of annoyance.

    Would it bother you if I smoked?

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

  3. bother(verb)

    To do something at one's own inconvenience.

    Why do I even bother to try?

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

  4. bother(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bother(v. a.)

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

  2. bother(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bother(n)

    Synonyms:
    petty trouble, annoyance, inconvenience

  2. bother(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bother":

    disturb, annoy, mind, interrupt

How to pronounce bother?

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How to say bother in sign language?

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How to use bother in a sentence?

  1. Cynthia Sass:

    If you eat fruits, veggies, nuts, whole grains, and beans often, they won't bother you as much as if you eat them sporadically.

  2. John Githongo:

    It is so completely normal to be shaken down ... that he didn't even bother to check up before sending the money, for that to happen, especially right now when we are ostensibly in the middle of an anti-corruption campaign, shows that much of it is window dressing.

  3. Bill Haas:

    Good play, it's easy to be positive, but all the best players, none of them seem to let things bother them, it helps that they're really, really good but at the same time I've got to somewhat go into tomorrow thinking I can win, approach every shot like I can pull it off and then see what happens.

  4. Jesse Lilley:

    They are going to undo that Pandora's box and they don't know what is going to come out, betray them and then say we are going to have another election or another vote? People will just not bother. It will cause problems for the next twenty years.

  5. Woody Allen, "Without Feathers":

    Whosoever shall not fall by the sword or by famine, shall fall by pestilence, so why bother shaving?


Translations for bother

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  • يضايق, يزعجArabic
  • досаждам, безпокойство, неприятности, грижи, безпокоя, дразняBulgarian
  • molestarCatalan, Valencian
  • vaditCzech
  • belästigenGerman
  • molestar, agobiar, cansónSpanish
  • vaeva nägema, vaevuma, tüütama, tülitama, tülin, nuhtlusEstonian
  • vaivata, vaiva, häiriö, häiritäFinnish
  • daigner, déranger, bâdrer, embêter, gêner, zutFrench
  • sàraich, buair, cuir dragh airScottish Gaelic
  • טרח, הפריע, הטריח את עצמו, טרחהHebrew
  • veszi a fáradságot, zaklat, zavarHungarian
  • menggangguIndonesian
  • vesen, angra, mál, ergja, vandamálIcelandic
  • prendersi la briga, seccatura, trambusto, problema, agitazione, disturbarsi, incomodo, confusione, preoccuparsi, disturbare, infastidire, fastidioItalian
  • 邪魔Japanese
  • გაღიზიანებაGeorgian
  • traucētLatvian
  • whakapōnānāMāori
  • storen, moeite doen, moeiteDutch
  • irritere, gidde, bry, kluss, forstyrre, plageNorwegian
  • kłopot, niepokoić, naprzykrzać sięPolish
  • incomodarPortuguese
  • agitație, necăji, incomoda, îngrijorare, deranja, deranj, incomodare, supăraRomanian
  • беспокоитьRussian
  • nadlegovátiSlovene
  • shqetësoj, shqetësimAlbanian
  • störa, bry sig om, besvär, idasSwedish
  • rahatsız etmek, canını sıkmakTurkish
  • bezovta qilmoqUzbek
  • Chinese

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