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Adjective: troubled  trú-buld
  1. Characterized by unrest, disorder or insubordination
    "these troubled areas";
    - disruptive, riotous, tumultuous, turbulent
  2. Characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
    "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
Verb: trouble  trú-bul
  1. Cause profound worry; make to feel uncomfortable or anxious
    "A troubling thought";
    - disturb, upset
  2. To cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    "Sorry to trouble you, but...";
    - put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother
  3. Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    "She was rather troubled by the news that her father was seriously ill";
    - perturb, unhinge, disquiet, cark, distract, disorder
  4. Take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
    "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday";
    - trouble oneself, bother, inconvenience oneself
  5. Cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
    - ail, pain

See also: annoyed, anxious, buffeted, careful [archaic], care-laden, clouded, concerned, cut up [informal], disquieted, distressed, disturbed, embattled, fraught, hagridden, hag-ridden, harassed, hard put, hard-pressed, harried, haunted, heavy-laden, in a bad way, mothy, nervous, pestered, queasy, storm-tossed, stressed, struggling, suffering, tempest-swept, tempest-tossed, tempest-tost, tormented, troublous, uneasy, unquiet, upset, vexed, worried

Type of: affect, bear on, bear upon, hurt, impact, impress, move, reach, strain, strike, strive, touch, touch on

Antonym: untroubled

Encyclopedia: Trouble