why bother

Definition of why bother

  1. —used to say that something is not worth the trouble “I'll try calling again.” “Why bother?”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  for what cause, reason, or purpose

  1. :  the cause, reason, or purpose for which

    :  for which :  on account of which

  1. :  reason, cause

    :  a baffling problem :  enigma

  1. : used to express mild surprise, hesitation, approval, disapproval, or impatience

  1. :  to annoy especially by petty provocation :  irk

    :  to intrude upon :  pester

    :  to cause to be somewhat anxious or concerned

  1. :  a state of petty discomfort, annoyance, or worry

    :  something that causes petty annoyance or worry

    :  fuss, inconvenience

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