Definitions

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

  • adj. Causing bother; troublesome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing bother or perplexity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Vexatious; causing bother; causing trouble or perplexity; troublesome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Troublesome; annoying; inconvenient.

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

  • adj. causing irritation or annoyance

Etymologies

bother +‎ -some (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Far more bothersome is the recent public support given by Starbucks to gay pride parades in San Diego and Seattle, and to Planned Parenthood, both documented in the BPNews article and in an August 10, 2005, World Net Daily article.

    Food and Drink

  • Most bothersome is during this week of Kanye, Serena and Wilson with virtually every news site asking are we rude/have we lost our civility, is that people from the stature of James Carville to presumably educated people writing comments, are ranting, raving and name calling.

    Carville takes aim at latest tell-all on Bush

  • What I find bothersome is the automatic assumption, frequently voiced here, that crime victims must always be assumed to be linked to nefarious activity unless there is overwhelming proof to the contrary.

    Page 2

  • What I find bothersome is these seasoned, professional journalists have not even bothered to notice that the Pahlmeyer is high in alcohol – and is so stated on the label, high in ripeness, high in oak and is clearly over the top in all those traits – yet succeeds not because it is over the top but because it has great balance, beautifully expressed fruit and is simply delicious.

    American Chardonnay: “simple, sweet, alcoholic and false” | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • (Even more bothersome is the question as to why no one in the White House press corps pursued Mr. Snow for his blantant hypocrisy of going after the Clintons over this very same issue in 1998 when he claimed that their assertion of executive privilege was a "dodge." [crickets])

    To the Mattresses

  • What's bothersome is what Pacis reports: that the award-giving body is "clearly looked upon by many writers and authors" including herself, but by what authority are the members of this body critics, by what literary critical output?

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • But we asked our crack research team to come up with the word bothersome in a definition, and there it is.

    CNN Transcript Nov 8, 2005

  • Automatic Mojo: What’s bothersome is people who spend 100% of their time with asphalt under their feet thinking removing fish passage barriers is just busy work.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fish Passage Barriers and Stimulus

  • What’s bothersome is people who spend 100% of their time with asphalt under their feet thinking removing fish passage barriers is just busy work.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fish Passage Barriers and Stimulus

  • What’s bothersome is the dismaying sight of the great Jim Broadbent (Mike Leigh’s “Life is Sweet,” “Secrets & Lies,” Topsy Turvy) as Zidler, the club’s manic impresario.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

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