Mari Kim
What are differences - bothering and annoying and irritating ? I have a question. I want to make sure the usages of bothering and annoying and irritating. I think in some cases, they have very similar meanings but in some cases, they are different slightly. For example, if I have to do something but I don't want to do like doing around the house or going somewhere for errands and can I say that "it is a really hassle! or it's really bothering me!"? Another example, someone like a family member or my friend forces me to do something but I don't want to and can I say that 'it's really irritating me!" Could you explain them? Thank you in advance.
Oct 25, 2017 4:09 AM
Answers · 2
I would use it is really a hassle instead of saying its bothering me. You can say its bothering, irritating or annoying to express your feelings. You can say it is annoying when someone asks you to do something you don't want to do. But I would tell the person in a nicer manner than saying any of these. I would say Im a bit busy and cant do whatever you are being asked to do. But If you were talking about the matter to a close friend or family you can be more upfront and say that what you are asking me to do is bothering me because I dont want to do it. Basically they are interchangeable when expressing emotions, Someone can bother, annoy, irritate you all at the same time for the same reason. But irritate can also mean something that is causing discomfort, physically and emotionally. Annoying would be used to express how you feel about a certain situation. If someone keeps prank calling you it can be annoying that someone is bothering you. and bother can be used to say Sorry To bother you, or you can tell someone to stop bothering you because you are busy and need to complete your schoolwork. And that it is annoying that they keep bothering you and it is to the point that it is irritating.
October 25, 2017
They are pretty similar in meaning. I would say they all can be used to mean something is annoying you. However, bothering can also be used to mean that something is concerning you. For example: "The fact that my heart keeps skipping a beat is starting to bother me." It's not annoying, but you are concerned about it.
October 25, 2017
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