Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of bothering or the state of being bothered.
  • interj. Used to express annoyance or irritation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of bothering, or the state of being bothered; annoyance; trouble; vexation; perplexity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
  • n. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The assurance of the sites you are ambidextrous with isto ensure you get the appropriate thing, as well be accustomed with the botheration is apparently the fitting.

    Think Progress » Don Blankenship Called Safety Regulators ‘As Silly As Global Warming’

  • In fact, perhaps what is lurking underneath all your botheration is the idea that a Muslim has shot his fellow soldiers, this has terrible ramifications that you want to leave to others to “parse,” and none of these conclusions are politically correct.

    NSFW: After Fort Hood, another example of how ‘citizen journalists’ can’t handle the truth

  • The others, having reached the door, turned round, and finding that the youth did not follow them, one of them called to him with a tone of some authority; whereupon the young man rose, and, pronouncing half audibly the word "botheration," rose and followed them.

    Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest

  • The others, having reached the door, turned round, and, finding that the youth did not follow them, one of them called to him with a tone of some authority; whereupon the young man rose, and, pronouncing half audibly the word "botheration," rose and followed them.

    Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • "botheration," and that Pallas folk are going to "have their own" again, as was once said of a Stuart king, who did not get it nevertheless.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • At the same time, the ones with defective hearts are the personnel who blindly and stupidly treat the passengers as an inconvenience and botheration.

    I Declare Myself a No-Fly Zone

  • The complete failure to adhere to any semblance of plausible physical law — I am sure neither momentum nor energy are conserved for more than 30 seconds after the titles conclude — far trumps for me any notional botheration about which came first, civilized Mayans or civilized Babylonians.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Unnecessary Falsehoods:

  • As far as botheration currently goes, Mr Banker rates about a 2 and the latest reactionary strike against equality, and actual lives being hurt, a 95.

    Another quick update

  • The usual botheration en route; love those people who make a point of getting in front of you, then drive below the posted limit.

    April – 2009 – The Bleat.

  • Savoir-y-faire intends something like addressing with it, 'with intensions of getting obviate it, 'unlacing oneself from it'; it makes not regard acquiring a acquirement, but sieving something out, getting eliminate a onus or botheration.

    enowning

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