- [noun] an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
Synonyms: fuss, trouble, hassle
- [noun] something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "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"
Synonyms: annoyance, ation, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass
- [verb] take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"
Synonyms: trouble oneself, trouble, inconvenience oneself
- [verb] cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
Synonyms: annoy, rag, get to, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
- [verb] to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
Synonyms: trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode
- [verb] intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
- [verb] make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
- [verb] make confused or perplexed or puzzled
get, get under one's skin
eat into, fret, rankle, grate
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke