Bother and Chafe


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Bother noun – The feeling of impatience or anger caused by another's repeated disagreeable acts.
Usage example: never let his personal bothers interfere with his responsibilities at work

Chafe is a synonym for bother in irritate topic. In some cases you can use "Chafe" instead the word "Bother" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like agitate, annoy, harass, irk.
Nearby Words: bothered, bothersome, botheration, bothering
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Chafe verb – To disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts.
Usage example: nothing chafes us so much as those telemarketers who call during the dinner hour

Bother is a synonym for chafe in annoy topic. You can use "Bother" instead the word "Chafe" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as irritate, agitate, harass, irk.
Nearby Words: chafed, chafing, chafer
Synonyms for Chafe

Both words in one sentence

  • Grady... Hypocritical Humor: The janitors and maintenance workers chafe at being considered Beneath Notice by the other park employees but don't bother trying to learn the names of said employees.
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