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bothered adj.

VERBS be, look, seem, sound | get He never got too bothered about the mess.

ADV. not at all, not in the least I'm not in the least bothered about the price. | not particularly, not really, not (all) that, not too He is not that bothered about his appearance. They're not really bothered about what you do.

PREP. about He wasn't too bothered about the slight leak. | by He was still bothered by a persistent leg injury. | with They did not want to be bothered with her problems.

PHRASES can't/couldn't be bothered He couldn't even be bothered to turn round. | (get all) hot and bothered She had got herself all hot and bothered about the test.