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Definition of bothersome:

  1. causing irritation or annoyance; " tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; " aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; " found it galling to have to ask permission"; " an irritating delay"; " nettlesome paperwork"; " a pesky mosquito"; " swarms of pestering gnats"; " a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; " a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; " a vexatious child"; " it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
  2. Vexatious; causing bother; causing trouble or perplexity; troublesome.


perversive, irritative, nettling, mocking, plaguy, techy, pestering, maddening, pettish, pestilent, petulant, plaguey, provoking, teasing, irritating, peeving, rebarbative, irritable, vexing, disagreeable, pestilential, galling, dirty, nettlesome, scratchy, quizzical, peckish, corruptive, cranky, riling, frustrating, abrasive, obscene, fractious, pathetic, pestiferous, pesky, annoying, pesty, tetchy, pain, peevish, vexatious, carking, testy.

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