bothersome

adjective
both·er·some | \ˈbä-t͟hər-səm \

Definition of bothersome 

: causing bother : vexing

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a bothersome habit of dropping trash on the floor right next to the garbage can

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Cough-variant asthma happens because your body is trying to expel some sort of bothersome substance in your respiratory system. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Facts to Know About Cough-Variant Asthma, Which Is Honestly Kind of Weird," 8 June 2018 The condition can be extremely bothersome — and while there are treatments, there’s currently no cure. Julia Belluz, Vox, "How your cycling class could give you hearing loss," 31 May 2018 The crunch wasn’t bothersome and the spice added a pleasant kick. Stephanie Apstein, SI.com, "Nine Innings: How the Blue Jays Are Riding Out Their Hot Start, Bartolo's Sneaky Speed and Javier Baez's Transformation," 23 Apr. 2018 To get rid of bothersome bacteria, say, or leaf-munching insects, a plant might make some chemical that interacts with the other creature’s proteins. Eric Boodman, STAT, "Will launching plants into orbit yield new medicines?," 22 June 2018 For many people, itching is the most bothersome symptom of eczema, Gary Goldenberg, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "6 Eczema Symptoms You Should Bring Up With Your Derm," 15 June 2018 As the hosts have started shooting the guests, the horse physics have also become bothersome. Megan Mcardle, chicagotribune.com, "'Westworld' has all the ingredients for great television except the one that matters," 11 June 2018 This can be done while laying in the hammock, a dramatic improvement from the Quarter Dome Air, which requires the hammock to be unweighted, making midnight adjustments bothersome. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "Tested: REI Co-Op Flash Air Hammock," 7 June 2018 The condition can be extremely bothersome — and while there are treatments, there’s currently no cure. Julia Belluz, Vox, "How your cycling class could give you hearing loss," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of bothersome

1817, in the meaning defined above

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bothersome

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bothersome

: causing trouble or difficulty

bothersome

adjective
both·er·some | \ˈbä-t͟hər-səm \

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