verb (used with object), trou·bled, trou·bling.
verb (used without object), trou·bled, trou·bling.
- the violence and civil war in Ireland, 1920–22.
- the conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland, beginning in 1969.
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Origin of trouble
synonym study for trouble
OTHER WORDS FROM trouble
Example sentences from the Web for trouble
Students who write proofs for the first time can have trouble knowing what they need and understanding the logical structure.How Close Are Computers to Automating Mathematical Reasoning?|Stephen Ornes|August 27, 2020|Quanta Magazine
On city streets, they can be more trouble than they’re worth.
“If we’re selecting for animals that produce more without having a way to cool off, we’re going to run into trouble,” she says.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed?|Dyllan Furness|August 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
In primary elections over the last few months, states that rapidly expanded mail voting often had trouble delivering ballots to voters on time.Why We’re Planning For An Election Day That Could Last Months|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|August 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
A prominent North County Republican shouldn’t have this much trouble.Politics Report: Bry, Lawson-Remer Dominate Fundraising|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|August 8, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Those are troubling numbers, for unfettered speech is not incidental to a flourishing society.
What is most troubling is our – and I do mean “our” and not “their” – never treating these situations as learning opportunities.
Which was sweet and also troubling, because it meant that I have never shut up about wanting to be Peter Pan.The Cast of ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Knows You Hatewatched ‘The Sound of Music’|Kevin Fallon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are two in a laundry list of troubling connections between the two companies.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
None of this would be so troubling if the use of zero-days in Stuxnet were an isolated event.
Indeed, indeed, Mr. Spurrell, we couldn't think of troubling you under the circumstances!
I am very much obliged for your continued favours, and beg pardon for so often troubling you.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
As he was bowing his farewell, a sudden impulse to speak, and set the matter that was troubling her at rest, came over her.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
These gentlemen respected me for myself alone without troubling their heads about my ancestors.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
His robe was handed back to him, and he was left to lie there, no one troubling himself further about him.The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for trouble
- political unrest or public disturbances
- the Troubles political violence in Ireland during the 1920s or in Northern Ireland between the late 1960s and the late 1990s
Derived forms of troubletroubled, adjectivetroubler, noun
Word Origin for trouble
Idioms and Phrases with trouble
In addition to the idioms beginning with trouble
- trouble one's head with
- trouble someone for
- borrow trouble
- fish in troubled waters
- go to the trouble
- in trouble with
- pour oil on troubled waters