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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: difficulty that causes stress, pain, or the need for extra effort or assistance.
Amy had trouble seeing the board in the classroom before she got her glasses.Mike has been having trouble with his math recently.
synonyms:
difficulty, problem
similar words:
woe
definition 4: 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.)