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bothersome

[ both-er-suhm ]
/ ˈbɒð ər səm /
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adjective

causing annoyance or worry; troublesome.

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botham, bothe, bother, bother, bothered, botheration, bothersome, bothnia, bothnia, gulf of, bothriocephalus, bothwell, bothy

Origin of bothersome

First recorded in 1825–35; bother + -some1
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bothersome

/ (ˈbɒðəsəm) /

adjective

causing bother; troublesome
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Word Origin and History for bothersome

bothersome


adj.

1817, from bother + -some (1).

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