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trou·ble

trouble

 
 
pronunciation:
truh bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: troubles, troubling, troubled
definition: to upset or worry someone.
What is troubling you?
synonyms:
upset
antonyms:
comfort
similar words:
bother, concern, depress, disturb, shake
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: serious difficulty.
He is in trouble with the police.I have trouble with mathematics.
similar words:
anxiety, jam, mess, pain, sorrow, stress
definition 2: effort; work.
I'll be happy to feed your cat. It is no trouble at all.
synonyms:
effort
similar words:
labor, pains, problem, work
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derivation: troublingly (adv.)