Synonyms of bother


1. fuss, trouble, bother, hassle, perturbation, disturbance

usage: an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"

2. annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass, negative stimulus

usage: 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"


1. trouble oneself, trouble, bother, inconvenience oneself, strive, reach, strain

usage: take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"

2. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, displease

usage: 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"

3. trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch

usage: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

4. bother, intrude, irrupt

usage: intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"

5. bother, agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up

usage: make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

6. bother, confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off

usage: make confused or perplexed or puzzled

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Definition and meaning of bother (Dictionary)