troublous

[ truhb-luh s ]
/ ˈtrʌb ləs /

adjective

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

Origin of troublous

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

Related forms

trou·blous·ly, adverbtrou·blous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for troublous

troublous

/ (ˈtrʌbləs) /

adjective

archaic, or literary unsettled; agitated

Derived Forms

troublously, adverbtroublousness, noun
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