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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).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.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 擔心的, 在意的…
in Russian обеспокоенный…
in Turkish sıkılmış, canı sıkılmış, üzgün…
in Chinese (Simplified) 担心的, 在意的…
in Polish zatroskany, ≈ przejmować się…
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