troublesome

  • 1 Troublesome — Trou ble*some, a. Giving trouble or anxiety; vexatious; burdensome; wearisome. [1913 Webster] This troublesome world. Book of Common Prayer. [1913 Webster] These troublesome disguises that we wear. Milton. [1913 Webster] My mother will never be… …

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  • 2 troublesome — index difficult, froward, invidious, irksome, operose, oppressive, painful, perverse, problematic …

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  • 3 troublesome — 1540s, from TROUBLE (Cf. trouble) + SOME (Cf. some) …

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  • 4 troublesome — [adj] bothersome, worrisome alarming, annoying, arduous, burdensome, damaging, dangerous, demanding, difficult, disquieting, harassing, hard, heavy, importunate, inconvenient, infestive, intractable, irksome, irritating, laborious, mean, messy,… …

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  • 5 troublesome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing difficulty or annoyance. DERIVATIVES troublesomeness noun …

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  • 6 troublesome — [trub′əl səm] adj. characterized by or causing trouble, irritation, difficulty, distress, inconvenience, etc. troublesomely adv. troublesomeness n …

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  • 7 troublesome — [[t]trʌ̱b(ə)lsəm[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED You use troublesome to describe something or someone that causes annoying problems or difficulties. He needed surgery to cure a troublesome back injury... Parents may find that a troublesome teenager becomes… …

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  • 8 troublesome — adj. troublesome to + inf. (it is troublesome to be without electricity) * * * [ trʌb(ə)ls(ə)m] troublesome to + inf. (it is troublesome to be without electricity) …

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  • 9 troublesome — troublesomely, adv. troublesomeness, n. /trub euhl seuhm/, adj. 1. causing trouble, annoyance, or difficulty; vexatious: a troublesome situation; a troublesome person. 2. laborious; difficult. 3. Archaic. full of distress or affliction. [1540 50; …

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  • 10 troublesome — troub|le|some [ˈtrʌbəlsəm] adj causing problems, in an annoying way ▪ a troublesome child ▪ troublesome itching …

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  • 11 troublesome — adjective 1) a troublesome problem Syn: annoying, irritating, exasperating, maddening, infuriating, irksome, pesky, vexatious, vexing, bothersome, nettlesome, tiresome, worrying, worrisome, disturbing, upsetting, niggling …

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  • 12 troublesome — adjective 1) a troublesome problem Syn: annoying, irritating, exasperating, maddening, infuriating, bothersome, tiresome, nagging, difficult, awkward; N.Amer.; informal pesky 2) a troublesome child …

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  • 13 troublesome — adjective Date: 1542 1. difficult, burdensome 2. giving trouble or anxiety ; vexatious < troublesome news > • troublesomely adverb • troublesomeness noun …

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  • 14 troublesome — adjective Giving trouble or anxiety; vexatious; burdensome; wearisome. This computers been very troublesome for me. It never works when I need to use it. Ant: untroublesome, nontroublesome …

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  • 15 troublesome — adj. Troublesome is used with these nouns: ↑knee, ↑teenager …

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  • 16 troublesome — trou|ble|some [ trʌblsəm ] adjective causing problems or difficulties, especially in an annoying way: a troublesome pain/situation …

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  • 17 troublesome — adjective causing you trouble or anxiety, over a long period of time: a troublesome child …

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  • 18 troublesome — UK [ˈtrʌb(ə)ls(ə)m] / US [ˈtrʌb(ə)lsəm] adjective causing problems or difficulties, especially in an annoying way a troublesome pain/situation …

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  • 19 troublesome — Synonyms and related words: Herculean, adverse, aggravating, alarming, annoying, antagonistic, arduous, awkward, backbreaking, besetting, bothering, bothersome, burdensome, chafing, choking, clumsy, conflicting, constrictive, contrary, counter,… …

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  • 20 troublesome — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. disturbing, annoying, distressing; vexatious, burdensome, grievous, worrisome; difficult. See difficulty. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Causing anxiety] Syn. upsetting, disquieting, alarming; see… …

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