characterized by trouble; unsettled: troublous times.
turbulent; stormy: a troublous sea.
causing annoyance; troublesome.
causing disturbance; restless: a troublous preacher.
- trou·blous·ly, adverb
- trou·blous·ness, noun
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How to use troublous in a sentence
A grim memorial of those troublous times is still preserved at Ypres.Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
The hero of this story was the son of a nobleman who had lost his estates during the troublous times of the Commonwealth.A Roving Commission | G. A. Henty
The face, often so weary with pain, so restless with troublous thoughts, had now the faint soft smile of eternal rest upon it.North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Unfortunately, however, the minister whom the reformed had obtained was ill-suited to these troublous times.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
But surely the boys in camp and field were doing all they could, under orders, to hasten the end of these troublous times.The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
British Dictionary definitions for troublous
archaic, or literary unsettled; agitated
- troublously, adverb
- troublousness, noun
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