Synonyms for bother

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : both-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbɒð ər

Top 10 synonyms for bother Other synonyms for the word bother

Définition of bother

Origin :
  • 1718, probably from Anglo-Irish pother, because its earliest use was by Irish writers Sheridan, Swift, Sterne. Perhaps from Irish bodhairim "I deafen." Related: Bothered; bothering. As a noun from 1803.
  • noun trouble, inconvenience
  • verb harass, annoy; give trouble
  • verb take the trouble
Example sentences :
  • It doesn't seem to bother him any, so I don't see why it should worry me.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • He'll win the race in the stretch, an' there won't be many there to bother—they'll all be beat off.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Don't you bother about him—he'll come back to the others fast enough when he's done.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • What a fool he was, to bother his head with such get-nowhere questions!
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • "Well, I don't see why you bother to remain in the body at all," I remarked.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • Said to her, 'My dear lady, why do you bother to have opinions?
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • SHE can't do any harm unless we let it bother us—what she says.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • However, you did bother yourself, and you have since bothered yourself.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Thank you also for all the good you have done me, if only you would not bother me about the rings!
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • Everything's going to be all right and nobody's going to bother you any more about anything.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington

Antonyms for bother

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