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 for bothersome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bothersome \Both"er*some\, a.
     Vexatious; causing bother; causing trouble or perplexity;
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 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" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling,
             irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering,
             pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing,
             vexatious, vexing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "bothersome":
     aggravating, annoying, backbreaking, besetting, bothering,
     burdensome, chafing, crushing, disquieting, distressful,
     distressing, disturbing, exasperating, fretting, galling, grueling,
     harassing, heavy, hefty, importunate, importune, irking, irksome,
     irritating, onerous, oppressive, painful, pesky, pestering,
     pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey,
     plaguing, provoking, teasing, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome,
     troubling, trying, upsetting, vexatious, vexing, wearisome,
     worrisome, worrying

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