Synonyms for Bother:


abstain, anxiety, care, neglect, refrain, sit by, stand by, can't bring yourself to do something, let nature take its course, make no move, omit to do something. ache, concern, hurt, pound, stifle, suffer. bug, feelings, madden, ruffle, drive someone mad. calm, depress, devastate, dismay, distress, fluster, rattle, rock, shake, stab, toss, unsettle, wound, hang over. alarm, chill, frighten, intimidate, panic, scare, startle, terrify, frighten/scare the wits out of someone. calamity, drag, joke, menace. blip, glitch, hiccup, hitch, triviality, wrinkle, teething problems, (just) the tip of the iceberg, the thin end of the wedge. aggravation (noun)
aggravation, annoyance, arousal, bedevilment, discomposure, disturbance, enragement, exacerbation, exasperation, harassment, indignation, inflammation, ire, irritation, perturbation, petulance, provocation, resentment, scorn, vexation, virulence.
bother (noun)
annoy, annoyance, botheration, chafe, discommode, disoblige, fuss, get at, get to, gravel, hassle, incommode, inconvenience, inconvenience oneself, infliction, irritate, nark, nettle, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck, put out, rag, rile, trouble, trouble oneself, vex.
event (noun)
fuss, hassle, trouble.
trouble, inconvenience (noun)
aggravation, annoyance, anxiety, botheration, care, concern, distress, drag, exasperation, fuss, irritation, pain, pain in the neck, trouble, vexation.


aggravate (verb)
aggravate, antagonize, arouse, badger, bait, bedevil, chafe, discompose, disturb, enrage, envenom, exacerbate, exasperate, grate, harass, harry, inflame, infuriate, nag, needle, peeve, perturb, pester, rankle, torment, trouble, upset.
displease (verb)
aggrieve, anger, disappoint, disgust, displease, jar, offend, provoke, repel, rile, scandalize, shock.
harass, annoy; give trouble (verb)
aggravate, alarm, badger, bedevil, discommode, disgust, dismay, displease, disturb, exacerbate, exasperate, harry, hurt, inconvenience, irk, irritate, nag, needle, perturb, pester, provoke, put out, scare, tease, torment, upset, vex.
irritate (verb)
acerbate, annoy, fret, hassle, irk, irritate, pique, tease, vex.
social (verb)
inconvenience oneself, trouble, trouble oneself.

Other synonyms:

glitch, madden, pound, refrain, sit by, suffer, triviality, stand by, teething problems. abstain, blip, care, fluster, ruffle, stifle. drag, frighten, hiccup, hitch, wound, wrinkle. ache, bug, hurt, rattle. toss. rock. concern, shake. aggravate
get to, grate, nag.
Other relevant words:
ache, alarm, anxiety, botheration, bug, care, concern, depress, discommode, dismay, disoblige, distress, drag, fluster, frighten, fuss, get at, get to, gravel, hitch, hurt, incommode, inconvenience, inconvenience oneself, infliction, intimidate, madden, nark, nettle, pain, pain in the neck, put out, rag, rattle, rock, ruffle, scare, shake, stifle, suffer, toss, triviality, trouble oneself, unsettle, wound.

Usage examples for bother

  1. No, she did not want to know what he thought or felt; bother all that part of him! – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  2. Please don't bother about me! – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  3. Dick had nothing to eat, but did not let that bother him. – The Dare Boys of 1776 by Stephen Angus Cox