Botheration is a state of annoyance or worry. It can also be a source of worry or irritation.

Lots of things in life are annoying, troubling, or worrisome: in other words, life is full of botheration. This folksy word can apply to anything that bugs you, like getting up early or stubbing your toe. When things are bothering you, you're in a state of botheration, which is like irritation or vexation. One form of botheration usually leads to the other: the more botherations (annoyances) in your life, the greater your botheration (state of annoyance).

Definitions of botheration

n the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

annoyance, irritation, vexation
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an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing
huff, miff, seeing red
a state of irritation or annoyance
a minor annoyance
impatience, restlessness
a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
a state of agitated irritation
Type of:
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state
(psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic

n something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

annoyance, bother, infliction, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck
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(law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
irritant, thorn
something that causes irritation and annoyance
an annoyance
abatable nuisance
a nuisance that can remedied (suppressed or extinguished or rendered harmless)
attractive nuisance
anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm
mixed nuisance
a nuisance that is both a public nuisance and a private nuisance at the same time
private nuisance
a nuisance that interferes with your interest in and private use and enjoyment of your land
common nuisance, public nuisance
a nuisance that unreasonably interferes with a right that is common to the general public
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negative stimulus
a stimulus with undesirable consequences

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