troublesome

adjective trou·ble·some \ -səm \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of troublesome

2 : giving trouble or anxiety : vexatious
  • troublesome news

troublesomely

adverb

troublesomeness

noun

Examples of troublesome in a Sentence

  1. the troublesome news that there will be more cuts in the school budget

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First Known Use of troublesome

1542

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TROUBLESOME Defined for English Language Learners

troublesome

Definition of troublesome for English Language Learners

  • : causing problems or worry : causing trouble


TROUBLESOME Defined for Kids

troublesome

adjective trou·ble·some \ ˈtrə-bəl-səm \

Definition of troublesome for Students

1 : giving distress or anxiety
  • troublesome news
2 : difficult to deal with
  • a troublesome child


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