bothered


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both·er

 (bŏth′ər)
v. both·ered, both·er·ing, both·ers
v.tr.
1. To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy: "I spoke French badly. So I always replied to him in English. This didn't bother him" (Paul Theroux). See Synonyms at annoy.
2. To make agitated or perplexed; upset: "Jerry could see ... how much the doctor had been bothered by the failure of the first surgery" (Rick Bass).
3. To intrude on without warrant or invitation; disturb: "When I saw him slumped in a chair, deep in thought, I decided not to bother him" (Pat Toomay).
4. To give discomfort or pain to: a back condition that bothers her constantly.
5. To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something): "Most people [with the syndrome] have such mild symptoms that they never bother to see a doctor" (Jane E. Brody).
v.intr.
To take trouble; concern oneself: "old, hard-to-reach coal seams that were too complex or dangerous for other coal companies to bother with" (Jeff Goodell).
n.
A cause or state of disturbance.
interj.
Used to express annoyance or mild irritation.

[Probably from dialectal bodder, possibly of Celtic origin.]

bothered

(ˈbɒðəd)
adj
worried or concerned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bothered - caused to show discomposure; "refused to be fazed by the objections"
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"
Translations
zaskrbljen

bothered

[ˈbɒðəd] ADJ
1. I can't be botheredme da pereza, no tengo ganas, me da flojera (LAm)
I can't be bothered to gome da pereza ir, no tengo ganas de ir, me da flojera ir (LAm)
2. "shall we stay in or go out?" - "I'm not bothered"-¿salimos o nos quedamos? -me da igual
3. (= disconcerted) to get bothereddesconcertarse, ponerse nervioso
see also hot A1

bothered

[ˈbɒðərd] adj (= worried) → inquiet/ète
to be bothered about sth → être inquiet à propos de qch
I'm not bothered (= don't care) → ça m'est égal
References in classic literature ?
And I'm never to be bothered about money or business, but just enjoy myself and live for what I like.
I knew you would be bothered, but I knew also that if I didn't go on I would be ashamed of myself.
I shall bid off on that ar boy for a plantation-hand;--wouldn't be bothered with her, no way, notif they'd give her to me," said Haley.
He looked kinder bothered, and stood there with his bills fluttering on his arm, thinking, and wrinkling up his forehead.
He always hunts up a conspicuous place, and goes frowning around with his arms folded and his field-glass under his arm, looking as grand, gloomy and peculiar as his reputation calls for, and very much bothered because he don't stand as high, here, for a soldier, as he expected to.
We went back home to breakfast ever so bothered and put out and disappointed and swindled.
You needn't 'a' bothered to bring flowers," remarked that gracious and tactful lady; "the garden's always full of 'em here when it comes time.
And Dunsey bothered me for the money, and I let him have it, because I hoped I should be able to pay it you before this.
I wonder masel' who'd be bothered tellin' lies to them, even the newspapers, which is full of fool-talk.
Miss Monson, my heart--my faculties--my ideas--" Tom was getting bothered, and he made a desperate effort to extricate himself-- "In short, my JUDGMENT is so confused and monopolized, that I have no powers left to think or speak of plays.
I sat there, fagged out, looking at the curtains, trying to clear my mind of the confused sensation of being in two places at once, and greatly bothered by an exasperating knocking in my head.
But the old woman remained impenetrable and her attitude bothered me by suggesting that she had a fuller vision of me than I had of her.