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Adjective: bothered  bó-dhu(r)d
  1. Caused to show discomposure
    "refused to be bothered by the objections";
    - daunted, fazed
Verb: bother  bó-dhu(r)
  1. Take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
    "Don't bother, please";
    - trouble oneself, trouble, inconvenience oneself
  2. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me";
    - annoy, rag, get to, get at [informal], irritate, rile, nark [Brit, slang], nettle, gravel [US], vex, chafe, devil, tick off [informal], roil [N. Amer]
  3. To cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    "Sorry to bother you, but...";
    - trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode
  4. Intrude or enter uninvited
    "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
  5. Make nervous or agitated
    "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
  6. Make confused, perplexed or puzzled

See also: discomposed

Type of: affect, agitate, bear on, bear upon, charge, charge up, commove, confuse, disconcert, displease, excite, flurry, impact, intrude, irrupt, put off, reach, rouse, strain, strive, touch, touch on, turn on

Encyclopedia: Bother