verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bother
Examples from the Web for bothered
“We are still very girly,” Jolly said, who is not bothered by the traditionally feminine nature of the trucks they drive.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Watt never did anything to regain his position, although it bothered him for the rest of his life.In 2005, ‘Iowa Nice’ Ernst Helped to Oust Veterans From Local Board After They Opposed Her Candidacy|Ben Jacobs|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I agree with all commentary that says this is not a scenario where most women want to be bothered with pressure to look sexy.
It was something that bothered me a little back then, but in retrospect it was one of the biggest mistakes of the original game.
Still, it wasn't until Weezer surfaced on my local alternative radio station that I bothered to pay any attention to them.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary|Andrew Romano|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That's better than getting all hot and bothered trying to figure.Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance|Frances Cavanah
"It's Tom we're bothered about," said the Righthandiron, with an anxious glance at Lefty.Andiron Tales|John Kendrick Bangs
The well-known actor had "bothered" Oscar by advancing him £100 before the scenario was even outlined.Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)|Frank Harris
Take this thing off my shoulders, and don't let me be bothered.The Devil's Garden|W. B. Maxwell
If it had been, I would have made my home in the bank and not bothered with a house or dam.The Burgess Animal Book for Children|Thornton W. Burgess
British Dictionary definitions for bothered
Word Origin for bother
Word Origin and History for bothered
1718, probably from Anglo-Irish pother, because its earliest use was by Irish writers Sheridan, Swift, Sterne. Perhaps from Irish bodhairim "I deafen." Related: Bothered; bothering. As a noun from 1803.