• word of the day

    bother

    bother - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bother

    Definition
    (noun) an angry disturbance
    Synonyms : fuss , hassle , trouble
    Example Sentence
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother
    Definition
    (noun) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
    Example Sentence
    • He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday
    • Don't bother, please
    Definition
    (verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    Synonyms : annoy , chafe , devil , get at , get to , gravel , irritate , nark , nettle , rag , rile , vex
    Example Sentence
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
    Definition
    (verb) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    Example Sentence
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
    Definition
    (verb) intrude or enter uninvited
    Example Sentence
    • Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers
    Definition
    (verb) make nervous or agitated
    Example Sentence
    • The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster
    Definition
    (verb) make confused or perplexed or puzzled
Connect with us on Facebook