troublesome

[truhb-uhl-suhm]

adjective

causing trouble, annoyance, or difficulty; vexatious: a troublesome situation; a troublesome person.
laborious; difficult.
Archaic. full of distress or affliction.

Nearby words

  1. troublemaker,
  2. troubleproof,
  3. troubleshoot,
  4. troubleshooter,
  5. troubleshooting,
  6. troublous,
  7. troublously,
  8. trouch,
  9. trough,
  10. trough roof

Origin of troublesome

First recorded in 1540–50; trouble + -some1

SYNONYMS FOR troublesome
1. perplexing, galling, harassing. 2. arduous, hard, burdensome.

Related formstrou·ble·some·ly, adverbtrou·ble·some·ness, nounun·trou·ble·some, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for troublesome

troublesome

adjective

causing a great deal of trouble; worrying, upsetting, or annoying
characterized by violence; turbulent
Derived Formstroublesomely, adverbtroublesomeness, noun

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Word Origin and History for troublesome

troublesome

n.

1540s, from trouble + -some (1).

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