bothered bothered  /ˈbɑ ðərd/


  • (adj) caused to show discomposure



  1. Because the FBI had not bothered to notify the police of the ransom dropoff, two officers responded to the call.
  2. Though they eventually ran into a few crewmen in the course of their wanderings, no one bothered to challenge them.
  3. Break down projects and goals into discrete, definable actions, and you won't be bothered by all those loose threads pulling at your attention.


  1. Dwyane Wade hopes to leave knee problems behind

    Dwyane Wade knocked on the table at the interview podium. He then asked, `Is this wood?” That was his thinking after being asked if he would need surgery on his left knee that bothered him since early March. Wade said he doesn’t expect another procedure in the offseason and that rest is all he needs. “Hopefully no surgery,” [...]
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Inside Hoops

  2. Steelers, Eagles once united to form historic Steagles NFL squad

    Basketball is over (not counting "The Draft That Everyone Says Is Worthless") and apparently hockey never ends, but we can't be bothered.        
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. Kei Kamara not bothered by Gareth Bale's "heart shaped hands" trademark | THE SIDELINE

    Regardless, Kamara isn't bothered by the PR-savvy Bale's legal action. But at the same time, there's a "Damn, why didn't I think of that?" moment for the Sierra Leonian attacker, who started throwing the celebration up in 2011.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Major League Soccer


  1. "Those who make such statements are bothered by our visit to Syria. We will pay no attention. We care for our people and our constitution and can find friends elsewhere," al-Maliki said.
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "It exceeded my expectations," said Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom, who returned after missing two games with a sore ankle. "I don't think the wind or playing outdoors bothered either team."
    on Jan 1, 2009 By: Nicklas Lidstrom Source: ABC News

  3. "It's inconsistent of our policies of our company and how we operate the sport," France said. "The fact that it went on as she stated, Ms. Grant, for many months but never bothered to tell anyone at management what was going on -- which is...
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Brian France Source:

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