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bothered

adjective
     
both‧ered [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 there.
2

not bothered

especially British English if you are not bothered about something, it is not important to you:
'What film do you want to see?' 'I'm not bothered.'
not bothered about
He's not bothered about getting the facts right.

➔ hot and bothered

at hot1 (12)
WORD FOCUS: worried WORD FOCUS: worried
similar words: anxious, concerned, apprehensive, uneasy, bothered, preoccupied, stressed (out)


See also
worried

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