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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of bothering or the state of being bothered.
  • interjection Used to express annoyance or irritation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of bothering, or the state of being bothered; annoyance; trouble; vexation; perplexity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
  • noun the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

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