AskDefine | Define botheration

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1 the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed [syn: irritation, annoyance, vexation]
2 something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction" [syn: annoyance, bother, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass]

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  1. The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.


  • 1918 : Botheration! How she had crumpled her skirt, kneeling in that idiotic way. - Katherine Mansfield, Prelude (Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, 120)
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