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trouble

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of trouble

  1. 1 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning <hoping that the doctor will be able to accurately diagnose my trouble> Synonyms affection, ail, ailment, bug, complaint, complication, condition, disorder, distemper, distemperature, fever, ill, illness, infirmity, malady, sickness, diseaseRelated Words contagion, contagious disease; contagium, infection; attack, bout, fit, spell; debility, decrepitude, feebleness, frailness, lameness, sickliness, unhealthiness, unsoundness, unwellness, weakness; malaise, matter, pip; epidemic, pest, pestilence, plagueNear Antonyms fitness, healthiness, heartiness, robustness, soundness, wholeness, wholesomeness; fettle, shapeAntonyms health, wellness

  2. 2 something that may cause injury or harm <that wild dog is trouble, so stay away> Synonyms hazard, imminence, menace, peril, pitfall, risk, threat, dangerRelated Words snare, trap; booby trapNear Antonyms guard, protection, safeguard, shield, ward; asylum, harbor, haven, refuge, retreat, shelter

  3. 3 something that requires thought and skill for resolution <the police officers first broke up the fight and then asked what the trouble was> Synonyms case, challenge, knot, matter, nut, problemRelated Words issue, question; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, quagmire, spot; crux, Gordian knot, sticky wicket, toughie (also toughy); catch-22, dilemma, quandary; catch, glitch, hitch, pitfall, snag; conundrum, enigma, mystery, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle; brainteaser, perplexer, poser, stumperNear Antonyms magic bullet, silver bullet; cure-all, panaceaAntonyms answer, solution

  4. 4 the active use of energy in producing a result <please, don't go to all that trouble just for me> Synonyms elbow grease, exertion, expenditure, labor, pains, sweat, effort, while, workRelated Words drudgery, grind, slog, strain, toil, travail; dint, energy; force, might, muscle, power, puissance; attempt, endeavor, essay, fling, go, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whackNear Antonyms adroitness, ease, facility, fluency, smoothness; dormancy, idleness, inaction, inactivity, indolence, inertia, languor, laziness, quiescence

  5. 5 the state of not being protected from injury, harm, or evil <if you think your brother might be in trouble, then let's go check up on him> Synonyms distress, endangerment, harm's way, imperilment, jeopardy, peril, risk, dangerRelated Words exposure, liability, openness, vulnerability; precariousness, threat; susceptibility, susceptibleness; defenselessness, helplessness, weaknessNear Antonyms preservation, salvation; defense, protection; exemption, immunity, impunity, inviolability, invulnerabilityAntonyms safeness, safety, secureness, security




trouble

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of trouble

  1. 1 to experience concern or anxiety <don't trouble about me—I'll be fine> Synonyms bother, fear, fret, fuss, stew, stress, sweat, worryRelated Words agonize; long, pine, yearn; chafe; despairNear Antonyms accept; abide, bear, endure, stick out, stomach, sustain, take, tolerate

  2. 2 to cause discomfort to or trouble for <I hate to trouble you, but would you mind moving for a minute so I can sweep under your chair?> Synonyms discommode, disoblige, disturb, incommode, put out, inconvenienceRelated Words burden, encumber, saddle, weigh; fetter, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, tie up, trammel; aggravate, anger, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, exasperate, gall, get, irk, nettle, peeve, pique, rile, vex; grate, inflame (also enflame), provoke; agitate, perturb, upsetNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist, help; ease, facilitate, smooth; appease, conciliate, disarm, mollify, pacify, placate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; comfort, console, contentAntonyms accommodate, favor, oblige





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