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
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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 ?
Tom was a good deal bothered about what to do for a spoon, but he said we'd got to have it; so he took a think.
"Hang the troublesome rubbage, ther's TEN now!" and she looked huffy and bothered both.
"We are traveling on important business," he declared, "and you'll excuse me if I say we can't be bothered."
They bothered him with their dinky deals, with their scrimping and scratching, and their sneaky attempts to hide their ugliness by the observance of one set day of sanctuary.
She was thoroughly ashamed of herself for it--it was really too absurd!--but she felt jealousy, an emotion that had never bothered her since they had been married.
Joseph was fain, I believe, of the lad's removal; Hareton seemed a thought bothered: though he was more taken up with staring at Catherine than thinking of Linton.
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 wouldn't have spent the money myself, but Dunsey bothered me, and I was a fool, and let him have it.
But the kitten bothered them constantly by demanding milk or meat, and called the Wizard names because he could not bring her a dish of milk by means of his magical arts.
A MAN wanted over a missing girl lied about his whereabouts to police - because he couldn't be bothered to let them in.
GARY Rowett insists he was 'not bothered' by the stick Blues' fans gave him.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said some members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines are 'extremely bothered' by the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to have him arrested following the revocation of his amnesty.