troublesome

[ truhb-uhl-suhm ]
/ ˈtrʌb əl səm /

adjective

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

Origin of troublesome

First recorded in 1540–50; trouble + -some1
Related formstrou·ble·some·ly, adverbtrou·ble·some·ness, nounun·trou·ble·some, adjective
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troublesome

/ (ˈtrʌbəlsəm) /

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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