Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Pother'
n : an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there
was a terrible flap about the theft" [syn: dither, fuss,
- make upset or troubled
- make a fuss; be agitated [syn: dither, flap]
- Pother \Poth"er\, n. [Cf. D. peuteren to rummage, poke. Cf.
Bustle; confusion; tumult; flutter; bother. [Written also
potter, and pudder.] ``What a pother and stir!''
--Oldham. ``Coming on with a terrible pother.'' --Wordsworth.
- Pother \Poth"er\, v. i.
To make a bustle or stir; to be fussy.
- Pother \Poth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pothered; p. pr. & vb.
To harass and perplex; to worry. ``Pothers and wearies
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Pother'
Annoyance is an unpleasant mental state that is characterized by such effects as irritation and distraction from one's conscious thinking. It can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger. The property of being easily annoyed is called petulance, and something which annoys is called a nuisance.
Various reasons exist for why one finds particular stimuli annoying. Measurement of annoyance is highly subjective. As an attempt at measurement, psychological studies on annoyance often rely on their subjects' own ratings of levels of annoyance on a scale. Many stimuli that one is at first neutral to, or even finds pleasant, can turn into annoyances from repeated continued exposure. One can often encounter this phenomenon with such media as popular music, Memes, commercials, and advertising jingles, which by their very nature are continually repeated over a period of weeks or months.[See more about Pother at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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