troubled

adjective
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of troubled

1 a :concerned, worried
  • troubled feelings about the decision
b :exhibiting emotional or behavioral problems
  • a program for troubled youth
2 :characterized by or indicative of trouble
  • our troubled cities
  • a gray and troubled sky

Examples of troubled in a Sentence

  1. She seemed troubled about something.

  2. These have been troubled times.

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First Known Use of troubled

14th century



TROUBLED Defined for English Language Learners

troubled

adjective

Definition of troubled for English Language Learners

  • : worried or anxious

  • : having many problems



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