Synonyms for bother

Synonyms for (noun) bother

Synonyms: bother, botheration, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck, annoyance, infliction

Definition: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

Usage: 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

Similar words: negative stimulus

Definition: a stimulus with undesirable consequences


Synonyms: hassle, fuss, trouble, bother

Definition: an angry disturbance

Usage: he didn't want to make a fuss; they had labor trouble; a spot of bother

Similar words: perturbation, disturbance

Definition: activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

Usage: the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset; he looked around for the source of the disturbance; there was a disturbance of neural function

Synonyms for (verb) bother

Synonyms: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Similar words: displease

Definition: give displeasure to


Synonyms: bother

Definition: make confused or perplexed or puzzled

Similar words: flurry, put off, disconcert, confuse

Definition: cause to feel embarrassment

Usage: The constant attention of the young man confused her


Synonyms: bother

Definition: make nervous or agitated

Usage: The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster

Similar words: turn on, rouse, excite, charge, charge up, commove, agitate

Definition: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Usage: The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks


Synonyms: bother

Definition: intrude or enter uninvited

Usage: Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers

Similar words: intrude, irrupt

Definition: enter uninvited

Usage: They intruded on our dinner party; She irrupted into our sitting room


Synonyms: bother, trouble, trouble oneself, inconvenience oneself

Definition: take the trouble to do something; concern oneself

Usage: He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday; Don't bother, please

Similar words: strain, strive, reach

Definition: to exert much effort or energy

Usage: straining our ears to hear


Synonyms: incommode, inconvenience, trouble, bother, discommode, disoblige, put out

Definition: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

Usage: Sorry to trouble you, but...

Similar words: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

Definition: have an effect upon

Usage: Will the new rules affect me?