Definition of bothersome in English:



  • Annoying; troublesome.

    ‘most childhood stomach aches, though bothersome, aren't serious’
    • ‘Many young people prefer looking good and playing computer games to all that bothersome physical activity.’
    • ‘To make things even more complicated, there's the bothersome business of fuel consumption and reliability.’
    • ‘That's the kind of lid it would like to keep on bothersome information.’
    • ‘Then I was stricken by one of those pre-emptive wake-ups that are usually so bothersome.’
    • ‘Their logic dictates that the chances of bothersome winter postponements are reduced by propelling matches forwards.’
    • ‘Human skin particles, pollen, and smoke are all part of this bothersome brew of irritants.’
    • ‘Babies are supposed to take naps during the day, which can sometimes be bothersome if you want to live a thing called life.’
    • ‘Commitment-phobes are all quite hurtful, but I find the last type most bothersome.’
    • ‘In defenders' eyes, he may appear bothersome, but the man himself is keeping his aspirations in check.’
    • ‘Then, out of the clear blue, I got hit with a bothersome respiratory and gastric malady that laid me down.’
    • ‘I wasn't sure quite what was so bothersome about it - other than the obvious obnoxiousness, of course.’
    • ‘And I think that the result says something bothersome about the times in which we are living.’
    • ‘Both species begin to annoy us more with the onset of warmer weather and become quite bothersome if not kept under control.’
    • ‘Sometimes walks over farmland can be bothersome with beasts, barbed wire and all.’
    • ‘It is also an invitation to all those bothersome insect pests, which bite and annoy us, to join in on the activities.’
    • ‘Loud noises are bothersome, except when they come from you or your friends.’
    • ‘The most bothersome taxi ride was with a guy who didn't post his credentials and who didn't run his meter.’
    • ‘I had strange, bothersome dreams last night that are still playing in my head.’
    • ‘That's an extreme view, but things have undoubtedly become more bothersome for the trade.’
    • ‘Cutting it back is a necessary but bothersome task which I dread each year.’
    annoying, irritating, irking, vexing, vexatious, maddening, exasperating, tedious, wearisome, tiresome
    troublesome, trying, taxing, awkward, difficult, tricky, thorny, knotty
    aggravating, pesky, cussed, confounded, infernal, pestiferous, plaguy, pestilent, pestilential
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