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bothered, past participle; bothers, 3rd person singular present; bothering, present participle; bothered, past tense;
  1. Take the trouble to do something
    • - nobody bothered locking the doors
    • - scientists rarely bother with such niceties
    • - the driver didn't bother to ask why
  2. (of a circumstance or event) Worry, disturb, or upset (someone)
    • - secrecy is an issue that bothers journalists
    • - it bothered me that I hadn't done anything
  3. Trouble or annoy (someone) by interrupting or causing inconvenience
    • - she didn't feel she could bother Mike with the problem
  4. Feel concern about or interest in
    • - don't bother about me—I'll find my own way home
    • - I'm not particularly bothered about how I look
  5. Concern oneself
    • - he wasn't to bother himself with day-to-day things
  1. Effort, worry, or difficulty
    • - he saved me the bother of having to come up with a speech
    • - it may seem like too much bother to cook just for yourself
  2. A person or thing that causes worry or difficulty
    • - I hope she hasn't been a bother
  3. A nuisance or inconvenience
    • - it's no bother, it's on my way home

  1. fuss: an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
  2. trouble oneself: take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"
  3. annoy: 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"
  4. annoyance: 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"
  5. trouble: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
  6. intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
  7. make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
  8. make confused or perplexed or puzzled
  9. (bothered) caused to show discomposure; "refused to be fazed by the objections"
  10. Bother! The Brain of Pooh is a one-man show created and performed by the English actor Peter Dennis with selections from the works of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. It premiered on October 14, 1976 at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge University. ...
  11. "Bother" is the second single from the alternative metal band Stone Sour's first album Stone Sour. It was originally released as a solo song by frontman Corey Taylor, but the billing was later changed to Stone Sour. The song has put Stone Sour into the mainstream. ...
  12. Fuss, ado; Trouble, inconvenience; To annoy, to disturb, to irritate; To do something at one's own inconvenience; To do something which is of negligible inconvenience; A mild expression of annoyance
  13. (Bothered) (Silhouette Desire, 1994)
  14. expletive. 1. Expression used to convey one's frustration over something, as in, ``Oh, bother! Why doesn't he find someone else!''
  15. A difficulty, a disturbance.