trou·​blous | \ ˈtrə-b(ə-)ləs How to pronounce troublous (audio) \

Definition of troublous

1 : full of trouble : stormy these troublous times
2 : causing trouble : troublesome inflation is a troublous matter

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Other Words from troublous

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, "Reminiscences of a Middle-Class Radical," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of troublous

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Troublous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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