One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Effort, worry, or difficulty; bother.‘he has caused us a deal of unnecessary botheration’
- ‘The fact is that the LSC's mistakes were simply human errors, compensation for which was adequately reflected in the offer of £50 by way of botheration payment.’
- ‘I had mulled over mentioning it to her and decided against it, because though she is supposed to be a friend, as time goes by, I find that she is more a botheration to the spirit than anything else…’
- ‘You have a vague sensation of a vague sensation, and you know that while this is a minor botheration, you will feel immensely relieved when it's concluded.’
- ‘It would be possible, of course, to build a group of 3 or 4 or more sentences, each of which in isolation is perfectly acceptable, but which as a group leads us into botheration again.’
- ‘‘We get eight per cent commission, and have no other botheration,’ says Mr. Moosa.’
- ‘Part of my botheration sprang from guilt, over not getting to my mail in a timely fashion, or getting to letters before they sank in the spam pits.’
- ‘The only botheration was that he did not stand to gain much by doing well in the Masters.’
- ‘But it is lot of botheration to cook breakfast so early in the morning.’
- ‘Every botheration you feel is of your own making: never blame others for this universe as it is.’
- ‘To cap it all, the ombudsman ordered the DTI to apologise and to pay compensation "for the expense and botheration they have been caused".’
- ‘Being injury prone was a big botheration as he acquired a reputation of being unfit.’
- ‘And as the last few miles had shown, the Defiant wasn't a great winter car - the defroster took forever, and shifting was a botheration.’
- ‘There was little botheration about their ranks.’
- ‘This can be considered as a great advantage as it reduces your botheration in relation to the claims, along with saving your time.’
Used to express mild irritation or annoyance.
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- ‘The wind caught me a fearful buffet-and-a-half as I stepped out of the door, causing me to drop one of the bulbs. ‘Oh, botheration!’’
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