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
  1. noun
    the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
    synonyms: 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
  2. noun
    something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    synonyms: 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
    type of:
    negative stimulus
    a stimulus with undesirable consequences
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