How to pronounce bother

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How to say bother


Pronounce Bother as B OW T HH EH R.

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Phonetic transcription for bother

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of bother: | boʊthɛr |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of bother: | bɒthɛr |

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Meanings for bother

fuss, trouble, bother, hassle(noun)

an angry disturbance

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

annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass(verb)

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"

trouble oneself, trouble, bother, inconvenience oneself(verb)

take the trouble to do something; concern oneself

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

annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(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"

trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother(verb)

to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

"Sorry to trouble you, but..."


intrude or enter uninvited

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


make nervous or agitated

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


make confused or perplexed or puzzled

a state of noisy, confused activity

the whole household was in a bother, as our overnight guests were expected to arrive any minute

one who is obnoxiously annoying

the woman next-door is such a bother—always dropping in at the most inopportune moments!

something that is a source of irritation

returning damaged goods is a real bother

the feeling of impatience or anger caused by another's repeated disagreeable acts

never let his personal bothers interfere with his responsibilities at work

to thrust oneself upon (another) without invitation

I am never going to get this work done if people don't stop wandering into the room and bothering me

to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts

it bothers me when obviously sick people go to movies and spend the whole time coughing and sneezing

to experience concern or anxiety

just get the basic concept right and don't bother about the details

to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy

the boss's cryptic message about changes to the company bothered me

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Example Sentences of bother

They bother me.

Will it bother you if I turn on the radio?

I hate to bother you, but would you mind closing the door?

I try not to bother anyone.

I asked him not to bother me.

Does it bother you if I smoke?

May I bother you for a moment?

Will it bother you if I smoke?

May I bother you with a request?

Will it bother you if I sit next to you?

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Synonyms for bother

pain in the ass problem squabble dither pettifoggery hustle botheration flap bicker tiff difficulty hassle stir flurry dogfight rough and tumble ado infliction tizzy pain bustle pother trouble spat fuss annoyance worry scuffle bickering pain in the neck tussle aggravator annoying painful sensation hurting painfulness pain sensation chafe irritation imposition vexation nuisance discommode unhinge get at disorder rile perturb gravel inconvenience oneself upset distract nettle inconvenience vex ail nark disquiet irritate devil cark annoy put out incommode disoblige rag disturb trouble oneself get to dumbfound reproof chide bait mystify urticate fret dun cod razz crucify stick bedevil reprimand reach amaze lambaste rub tantalise frustrate chew out beat lambast trounce tease taunt roil access berate chew up torment stupefy lecture agitate ride bewilder dress down tantalize stir up rally make remonstrate flummox get baffle jaw rebuke pose perplex raise up take to task fray gall puzzle bawl out scratch progress to call on the carpet commove twit excoriate have words scold call down shake up nonplus put under bring out anaesthetise hold out douse retire anaesthetize publish extend anesthetize stretch out stretch forth exsert smother anesthetise issue release dang darn blast fuse pester excitement plague confusion harass molest BORE perplexity bore mind interrupt alarums and excursions ballyhoo blather bluster bobbery clatter clutter coil commotion corroboree disturbance do foofaraw fun furor furore helter skelter hoo ha hoo hah hoopla hubble bubble hubbub hullabaloo hurly hurly burly hurricane hurry hurry scurry hurry skurry kerfuffle moil pandemonium row ruckus ruction rumpus shindy splore squall stew storm to do tumult turmoil uproar welter whirl williwaw zoo annoyer gadfly gnawer nudnik nudnick persecutor pest teaser aggravation aggro bugbear exasperation frustration hair shirt headache irk irritant peeve ruffle thorn trial grief pip bug chivy chivvy intrude (upon) aggravate burn (up) eat exasperate frost grate gripe hack (off) itch persecute pique rasp spite fear stress sweat alarm alarum concern derail discomfort discompose dismay distemper distress exercise frazzle freak (out) hagride undo unsettle weird out

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Antonyms for bother

calm compose quiet settle soothe tranquilize tranquillize

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Bother in different languages

  • يضايق, يزعجArabic
  • досаждам безпокойство неприятности грижи безпокоя дразня Bulgarian
  • molestar Catalan
  • vadit Czech
  • belästigen German
  • molestar agobiar cansón Spanish
  • vaeva nägema vaevuma tüütama tülitama tülin nuhtlus Estonian
  • vaivata vaiva häiriö häiritä Finnish
  • daigner déranger bâdrer embêter gêner zut French
  • sàraich, buair, cuir dragh airScots Gaelic
  • טרח, הפריע, הטריח את עצמו, טרחהHebrew
  • veszi a fáradságot zaklat zavar Hungarian
  • mengganggu Indonesian
  • vesen angra mál ergja vandamál Icelandic
  • prendersi la briga seccatura trambusto problema agitazione disturbarsi incomodo confusione preoccuparsi disturbare infastidire fastidio Italian
  • 邪魔Japanese
  • გაღიზიანება Georgian
  • traucēt Latvian
  • whakapōnānāMaori
  • storen moeite doen moeite Dutch
  • irritere gidde bry kluss forstyrre plage Norwegian
  • kłopot niepokoić naprzykrzać się Polish
  • incomodar Portuguese
  • agitație necăji incomoda îngrijorare deranja deranj incomodare supăra Romanian
  • беспокоить Russian
  • nadlegovátiSlovenian
  • shqetësoj shqetësim Albanian
  • störa bry sig om besvär idas Swedish
  • rahatsız etmek canını sıkmak Turkish
  • bezovta qilmoqUzbek
  • Chinese

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