- causing trouble, annoyance, or difficulty; vexatious: a troublesome situation; a troublesome person.
- laborious; difficult.
- Archaic. full of distress or affliction.
Origin of troublesome
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Examples from the Web for troublesome
But this approach can be troublesome for a variety of reasons.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots
December 26, 2014
Why the government is so vehemently eager to delist the grizzly remains a troublesome question.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Reputations are constantly being disinterred, re-examined, re-purposed for use in the troublesome present.The Gods of Punk Are Back in New York City
September 27, 2014
Yes, Moscow and Tehran are troublesome today for a variety of good reasons.Here's How to Dig Out of This 'Stupid Sh*t' U.S. Foreign Policy
Leslie H. Gelb
August 13, 2014
The regime has, to date, never definitively weighed in on whether these troublesome critters had imperialist or fascist ties.Who Will Maduro Blame for Venezuela’s Blackout This Time?
June 28, 2014
I shouldn't wonder if she thought me troublesome in those days.Weighed and Wanting
To people who are, and who can afford them, they are a troublesome necessity.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
It's been hot, and of course it's troublesome to tell me everything.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Tenancy at a fixed rental is preferred, as less complicated and troublesome.The Roof of France
Why should this troublesome matter come to her when she had so much to bear, so much to do.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- causing a great deal of trouble; worrying, upsetting, or annoying
- characterized by violence; turbulent