Synonyms of 'handful'
1 fewDictionary, sprinkling, small amount
a handful of potential investors
2 nuisanceDictionary, bother, pest
Zara can be a handful sometimes.
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Bother means trouble or difficulty. You can also use bother to refer to an activity which causes this, especially when you would prefer not to do it or get involved with it.
Most men hate the bother of shaving.
a person or thing that causes annoyance or bother
He can be a bit of a nuisance when he's drunk.
It's a real nuisance having to pick up the kids from school every day.
Thesaurus for handful from the Collins English Thesaurus
A handful of people or things is a small number of them.