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bothering

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act of making unwelcome intrusions upon another
  • one more bothering, and I'm going to kick you out of here

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bothering

verb
present participle of bother

Synonyms & Antonyms of bothering (Entry 2 of 2)

3 to experience concern or anxiety
  • just get the basic concept right and don't bother about the details

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“Bothering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bothering. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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