Dictionary Results for bother


1. bother - noun

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

Synonym(s): fuss, trouble, hassle

Hypernym(s): perturbation, disturbance




2. bother - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): annoyance, botheration, pain, infliction, pain_in_the_neck, pain_in_the_ass

Hypernym(s): negative_stimulus




3. bother - verb

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

Synonym(s): trouble_oneself, trouble, inconvenience_oneself

Hypernym(s): strive, reach, strain




4. bother - 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"

Synonym(s): annoy, rag, get_to, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

Hypernym(s): displease




5. bother - verb

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

Synonym(s): trouble, put_out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode

Hypernym(s): affect, impact, bear_upon, bear_on, touch_on, touch




6. bother - verb

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

Hypernym(s): intrude, irrupt




7. bother - verb

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

Hypernym(s): agitate, rouse, turn_on, charge, commove, excite, charge_up




8. bother - verb

· make confused or perplexed or puzzled

Hypernym(s): confuse, flurry, disconcert, put_off





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