: worried or anxious
: having many problems
a : concerned, worried <troubled feelings about the decision>
b : exhibiting emotional or behavioral problems <a program for troubled youth>
: characterized by or indicative of trouble <our troubled cities> <a gray and troubled sky>
Examples of TROUBLED
- She seemed troubled about something.
- These have been troubled times.
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Related to TROUBLED
- aflutter, antsy, anxious, atwitter, dithery, edgy, goosey, het up, hinky [slang], hung up, ill at ease, insecure, jittery, jumpy, nervy, perturbed, queasy (also queazy), tense, nervous, uneasy, unquiet, upset, uptight, worried
- calm, collected, cool, easy, happy-go-lucky, nerveless, relaxed
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