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Synonyms for bother
ˈbɒð ərboth·er

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bother

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

    Antonyms:
    calm, composure, orderliness, peace, quiet

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bothernoun

    Synonyms:
    petty trouble, annoyance, inconvenience

  2. botherverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "bother":

    disturb, annoy, mind, interrupt

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How to use bother in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Jones:

    Getting drafted didn't bother me a bit. I really felt that I was needed and I was glad to go, but I didn't like leaving my family.

  2. Marilyn Monroe:

    When it comes down to it. I let people think what they want. And if they care enough to bother with what I do, I already know I'm better than them.

  3. United States:

    Hair works a bit like a mop, collecting pollen that's floating in the air, since hair is the closest thing to your nasal passages, it can really bother you. If you wash it or brush it out before you go to sleep, or at least cover it, then you won't be sleeping in all that pollen.

  4. Woody Allen, "Without Feathers":

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

  5. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha:

    The important thing is... personal space, the best way is not to bother them and let them study.


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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