bother bother  /ˈbɑ ðər/


  1. (n) an angry disturbance
  2. (n) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
  3. (v) take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
  4. (v) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  5. (v) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
  6. (v) intrude or enter uninvited
  7. (v) make nervous or agitated
  8. (v) make confused or perplexed or puzzled


  1. The fact that the women may have been forced into prostitution doesn't seem to bother most of their soldier-patrons.
  2. Don't bother hanging your laundry it'll turn black before it dries.
  3. I've always been, like, the minority at my school so it doesn't bother me, unless it becomes an issue with other people, then it bothers me.


  1. Cingrani OK with return to Louisville soon

    Tony Cingrani knows his next start may be in Louisville and that doesn't bother him.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  2. US Open Golf Predictions 2013: Why an Underdog Is Destined to Win at Merion

    Don't bother scanning the favorites to find the winner for the 113th U.S. Open. The winner is going to be an underdog.  According to Bovada on June 11, there are 10 players with odds at 28/1 or lower. I'm considering everyone outside of this top 10 an underdog. The top 10, in order, are Tiger Woods , Phil Mickelson , Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar , Rory McIlroy , Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Brandt ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. The Motley Fool: Why bother with stocks?

    The Motley Fool: Why bother with stocks? Successful investors have learned that the value of individual stocks as well as the overall market will fluctuate over time, sometimes soaring or sinking sharply. Over the long haul, if you've bought stocks at undervalued prices, they should approach or exceed their intrinsic value. Exiting stocks makes sense if you really have little or no faith in them ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle


  1. "Them moving on does not bother me," Favre said. "It doesn't. I totally understand that. By me retiring March 3rd, I knew that could possibly happen. All I was saying is, you know, I'm thinking about playing again."
    on Jul 14, 2008 By: Brett Favre Source: USA Today

  2. Lahm was speaking to the Bild newspaper less than 48 hours before the crucial encounter, but Low said: "That does not bother us at all. He spoke honestly about what he thinks. He has been enjoying the added responsibility and he has done his job...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: The Press Association

  3. "We all have this inherent thing that we trust doctors and nurses, that they know what they're doing," Dennis says on Sunday's "60 Minutes." "This mistake occurred right under our noses. ...... The nurse didn't bother to look at the dosage on...
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Dennis Quaid Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /