- characterized by trouble; unsettled: troublous times.
- turbulent; stormy: a troublous sea.
- causing annoyance; troublesome.
- causing disturbance; restless: a troublous preacher.
Origin of troublous
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Examples from the Web for troublous
Yet this, like all else at Alnwick, bears evidence of the troublous times on the Border.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
Peter passed a troublous evening and night—a night of self-revelations.The Vagrant Duke
In the midst of this troublous situation, Governor Mathews died.Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660
Wilcomb E. Washburn
Seventy-five such houses were built during these troublous times.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
Happy country was ours to have a MacLeod on the spot through these troublous years!Policing the Plains
- archaic, or literary unsettled; agitated
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