troublous

adjective

trou·​blous ˈtrə-b(ə-)ləs How to pronounce troublous (audio)
1
: full of trouble : stormy
these troublous times
2
: causing trouble : troublesome
inflation is a troublous matter
troublously adverb
troublousness noun

Examples of troublous in a Sentence

a troublous teen whose antisocial antics had us all on edge
Recent Examples on the Web Then there were the ghoulish figures of revolutionary adventurers, the Mexican painter with two pistols in his belt, the men who were carving themselves careers out of these troublous times. John Dos Passos, National Review, 28 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of troublous was in the 15th century

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“Troublous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/troublous. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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troublous

adjective
trou·​blous ˈtrəb-(ə-)ləs How to pronounce troublous (audio)
1
: full of trouble : stormy
these troublous times
2
: causing trouble : troublesome
troublous dreams
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