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troublesome

[ truhb-uhl-suhm ]
/ ˈtrʌb əl səm /
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adjective
causing trouble, annoyance, or difficulty; vexatious: a troublesome situation; a troublesome person.
laborious; difficult.
Archaic. full of distress or affliction.

OTHER WORDS FOR troublesome

1 perplexing, galling, harassing.
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Origin of troublesome

First recorded in 1540–50; trouble + -some1

OTHER WORDS FROM troublesome

trou·ble·some·ly, adverbtrou·ble·some·ness, nounun·trou·ble·some, adjective
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How to use troublesome in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for troublesome

troublesome
/ (ˈtrʌbəlsəm) /

adjective
causing a great deal of trouble; worrying, upsetting, or annoying
characterized by violence; turbulent

Derived forms of troublesome

troublesomely, adverbtroublesomeness, noun
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