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English definition of “bothered”

bothered

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˈbɒð.əd/ us    /ˈbɑː.ðɚd/
B2 If you are bothered about something, it is important to you and you are worried about it: He's very bothered about what people think of him. They were an hour late and she didn't seem at all bothered. The bright sunshine made him feel hot and bothered (= hot and uncomfortable).Anxious and worried not bothered UK informal If you are not bothered about something, it is not important to you or does not worry you: "Tea or coffee?" "Either - I'm not bothered." I'm not bothered whether I go or not.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions
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