Bother Synonyms and Antonyms
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Synonyms for Bother
Trouble, difficulty, or bother
To annoy, interfere with, or meddle with so as to trouble or harm, or with intent to trouble or harm
To exasperate; annoy; vex
To say in a playful or mocking way:
The definition of agitate is to move something around in a forceful or violent movement.
Great pain or anguish, physical or mental; suffering; agony
A state of apprehension and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation. &diamf3; In psychiatry, a patient has an anxiety disorder &diamf3; if normal psychological functioning is disrupted or if anxiety persists without an identifiable cause.
To excite by exposing something desirable that remains or is made difficult or impossible to obtain:
take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
Hassle is defined as to bother, annoy or harass someone. A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.
The definition of concern is something that is of interest, important or worrisome.
(Intransitive) To be worn away; to chafe; to fray.
go-out-of-one-s-way (Idiomatic) To make an extra effort.
make-an-effort To try; to work towards a goal.
The definition of annoy means to irritate or disturb.
To pester or annoy persistently or incessantly.
Vex is defined as to bring trouble or distress to or to annoy.
Pester is defined as to pick on or irritate.
The definition of irritate is to aggravate or annoy, or to cause itchiness, inflammation or discomfort in or on the body.
To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
The definition of provoke is to push something to happen, or to annoy.
To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
To tease and excite sexually:
Nag is defined as to constantly urge, annoy or scold.
(Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
To betray or deceive; double-cross. Often used with up.
Exacerbate is defined as to make worse or more severe.
Interrupt is defined as to stop or cause something to stop for a period of time.
To cause bother to; inconvenience
To retard or obstruct the progress of.
To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
To confuse completely; muddle
To intimidate or subjugate by an overbearing manner or domineering speech; bully.
To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
(Informal) To annoy; irritate
put one's nose out of joint
To move by way of an intangible force or impetus; move as if on water:
To form in the shape of a needle.
Distress is defined as causing someone to feel anxious or depressed, or to finish a piece of furniture in a way that makes it look old or worn.
The definition of hurt is feeling physical pain, or to cause someone or something to experience physical pain or to cause harm. To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.
To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled.
(--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
To put into a state of disorder.
To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
Pain is defined as to hurt or cause suffering.
To cause to feel grief; afflict with deep, acute sorrow or distress
To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated.
Ruffle is defined as to wrinkle, or to annoy or bother.
(Now Rare) To cause (bodily tissue) to decay or become gangrenous
To cause to feel chagrin; mortify or discomfit:
To cause to shake or vibrate from impact: To cause to suffer; to trouble, afflict. (Now chiefly in interrogative or indefinite constructions.)
Pain in the head, caused by stimulation of or pressure to any of various structures of the head, such as tissue covering the cranium, cranial nerves, or blood vessels. Headache can be a primary disorder, as in migraine or cluster headaches , or a common symptom associated with head injury or many illnesses such as acute infection, brain tumor or abscess, eye disorders such as glaucoma, dental disease, and hypertension.
To cause to be inconvenienced; disturb.
A former town of north-central Hungary on the left bank of the Danube River. Since 1873 it has been part of Budapest.
To perplex; confuse; bewilder; nonplus
To engage in improper or secret actions, as in an effort to influence an outcome:
(Intransitive) To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
Gall is defined as to irritate by rubbing.
To draw (the mind, attention, etc.) away in another direction; divert
Flurry is defined as to be moved in a quick way.
To make or become nervous or upset.
To excite or cause strong feeling in, as by playing rock music.
(Intransitive, usually as "shake on") To shake hands.
To get rid of; throw away; discard
To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering.
A source of continuing, increasing irritation or trouble.
An annoying or being annoyed The state of being beset.
Something that causes irritation
The definition of an irritation is something that causes annoyance or discomfort, or a feeling of annoyance.
The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
An exasperating or being exasperated; great irritation or annoyance
The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.
(Archaic) A choking cloud of smoke, dust, etc.
The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
(UK slang) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.
To attack verbally or physically; to annoy, bother. (Intransitive, slang) To serve or behave as a spy or informer.
To urge on; incite as to pursuit
Torture is defined as to cause another extreme pain.
Noodge is defined as to nag or annoy with constant complaining.
Antonyms for Bother
To give assistance; be cooperative, useful, or beneficial
To be agreeable to; give pleasure to; satisfy
To give great pleasure or joy:
A source of enjoyment or delight:
Something that increases comfort or saves work:
Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
To disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider
Neglect is defined as to ignore or fail to care for someone or something or fail to do something.
Words Related to Bother
Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
(Intransitive) To become calm. Synonym Study
suggests mental torment comparable to the physical suffering caused by an affliction To
is to annoy by persistent, irritating actions, remarks, or requests
stresses a wearing down of one's patience by persistent annoyance
implies a more serious source of irritation and greater disturbance, often intense worry
implies temporary disturbance of mind caused by something that displeases one or tries one's patience
implies disturbance of one's peace of mind and may suggest mild perplexity or anxiety
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