be, look, seem, sound

He never got too bothered about the mess.

not at all, not in the least (both esp. BrE)

I'm not in the least bothered about the price.

not all that, not particularly, not really, not that, not too (all esp. BrE)

He is not that bothered about his appearance.

They're not really bothered about what you do.


He wasn't too bothered about the slight leak.


He was still bothered by a persistent leg injury.


They did not want to be bothered with her problems.

can't be bothered

He couldn't even be bothered to get dressed.

hot and bothered

She got herself all hot and bothered about the test.

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  • bothered — both|ered [ˈbɔðəd US ˈba:ðərd] adj [not before noun] 1.) worried or upset bothered about ▪ He doesn t seem too bothered about the things that are written about him in the papers. bothered that ▪ No one else seemed bothered that Grandfather wasn t …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bothered — See: HOT AND BOTHERED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bothered — See: HOT AND BOTHERED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Bothered — Bother Both er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bothered} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bothering}.] [Cf. Ir. buaidhirt trouble, buaidhrim I vex.] To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See {Pother}. [1913 Webster] Note: The imperative is sometimes used as an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bothered — adjective Caused to show discomposure See Also: bother, be bothered, disturbed …   Wiktionary

  • bothered — See: hot and bothered …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bothered — Synonyms and related words: abashed, abroad, adrift, afflicted, aggravated, agitated, all overish, angry, annoyed, anxious, anxioused up, apprehensive, astray, at sea, balled up, beset, bewildered, browned off, bugged, burnt up, cast down, chafed …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bothered — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. harassed, vexed, annoyed, troubled, irked, chagrined, agitated, disturbed, disconcerted, disquieted, bugged*, exercised*; see also troubled 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • bothered — adj. annoyed, irritated both·er || bɒðə n. effort; nuisance v. annoy, harass; make an effort; worry, be concerned …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bothered — adjective caused to show discomposure refused to be fazed by the objections • Syn: ↑daunted, ↑fazed • Similar to: ↑discomposed …   Useful english dictionary

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