troubling

adjective trou·bling \ ˈtrə-b(ə-)liŋ \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of troubling

: causing feelings of worry or anxiety
  • a troubling news report
  • It's not just trauma survivors who may be distracted or derailed by shocking or troubling material …
  • —Angus Johnston

troublingly

adverb

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First Known Use of troubling

14th century



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