troublous

[truhb-luh s]

adjective

characterized by trouble; unsettled: troublous times.
turbulent; stormy: a troublous sea.
causing annoyance; troublesome.
causing disturbance; restless: a troublous preacher.

Nearby words

  1. troubleproof,
  2. troubleshoot,
  3. troubleshooter,
  4. troubleshooting,
  5. troublesome,
  6. troublously,
  7. trouch,
  8. trough,
  9. trough roof,
  10. trounce

Origin of troublous

1400–50; late Middle English troub(e)lous, equivalent to trouble turbid (< Middle French < Vulgar Latin *turbulus; see trouble) + -ous

Related formstrou·blous·ly, adverbtrou·blous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for troublous

troublous

adjective

archaic, or literary unsettled; agitated
Derived Formstroublously, adverbtroublousness, noun

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