Definition of botheration in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɒðəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
Effort, worry, or difficulty; bother: he has caused us a deal of unnecessary botheration
More example sentences
  • To cap it all, the ombudsman ordered the DTI to apologise and to pay compensation "for the expense and botheration they have been caused".
  • And as the last few miles had shown, the Defiant wasn't a great winter car - the defroster took forever, and shifting was a botheration.
  • You have a vague sensation of a vague sensation, and you know that while this is a minor botheration, you will feel immensely relieved when it's concluded.


Used to express mild irritation or annoyance.
Example sentences
  • The wind caught me a fearful buffet-and-a-half as I stepped out of the door, causing me to drop one of the bulbs. ‘Oh, botheration!’

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