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trouble

trou·ble

trouble

 
 
pronunciation:
truh bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: troubled, troubles, troubling
definition 1: to disturb or worry.
What is troubling you?It troubles me when you stay quiet for so long.
synonyms:
distress, upset, worry
antonyms:
comfort
similar words:
agitate, ail, alarm, bewilder, bother, concern, depress, dismay, disturb, eat, fluster, fret, shake
definition 2: to bother or annoy.
I hope I'm not troubling you with my problems.
synonyms:
annoy, bother, bug, irritate
similar words:
aggravate, badger, bully, disturb, eat, exasperate, harass, hassle, nag, pester, pick on, plague, terrorize, torment, worry
definition 3: to cause to do extra work.
May I trouble you to get my coat?
synonyms:
inconvenience
similar words:
bother, burden, disturb, impose on, interrupt
definition 4: to take great effort or pains.
He troubled over the speech for weeks.
synonyms:
labor, toil
similar words:
bother, work, worry
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state or condition of being disturbed or in need.
The boat had tipped over and they were in serious trouble.
synonyms:
distress, misery, need, woe
similar words:
adversity, affliction, agony, anguish, anxiety, difficulty, fix, jam, mess, pain, predicament, sorrow, straits, stress, suffering, want
definition 2: a source of difficulty or distress.
We love our dog, but he's been trouble since we got him.
synonyms:
adversity, bother, nuisance, sorrow, woe
similar words:
affliction, annoyance, blow, burden, cross, curse, difficulty, distress, grief, hassle, inconvenience, misery, misfortune, ordeal, pain, pest, problem, trial, worry
definition 3: effort; work.
It is no trouble at all to feed the cat.
synonyms:
effort
similar words:
bother, burden, difficulty, inconvenience, labor, length, pains, problem, work
derivation: troublingly (adv.)