[ US /ˈbɑðɝsəm/ ]
[ UK /bˈɒðəsˌʌm/ ]
  1. causing irritation or annoyance
    swarms of pestering gnats
    tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork
    aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport
    a pesky mosquito
    a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him
    it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong
    nettlesome paperwork
    a vexatious child
    found it galling to have to ask permission
    a plaguey newfangled safety catch
    an irritating delay
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How To Use bothersome In A Sentence

  • After they are satisfied they lie still in their brown skins and change into grown-up tachina-flies, and at last out come a lot of busy, _buzzing_, bothersome flies. Little Busybodies The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, Beetles, and Other Busybodies
  • With this ochlophobic sentiment in mind, we can see that ochlophobists are often quite good at jobs which involve keeping customers from becoming too bothersome. The Ochlophobist
  • But his record in majors is a bothersome blot on his resume. Casey finds swing on way to 66 at U.S. Open
  • It is also an invitation to all those bothersome insect pests, which bite and annoy us, to join in on the activities.
  • The sultry, sticky heat that usually hangs over central Japan in summertime might have been bothersome to many.
  • Most feed entirely on plants, which makes them bothersome.
  • Many young people prefer looking good and playing computer games to all that bothersome physical activity.
  • Lots of the newcomers in the café would look with distaste at the round man in his greasy blue coveralls and black hands, and the laughter of the children in their tee shirts and faded, frayed cut-offs was a bothersome noise to them.
  • aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport
  • Human skin particles, pollen, and smoke are all part of this bothersome brew of irritants.
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