troublous

[truhb-luh s]
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adjective
  1. characterized by trouble; unsettled: troublous times.
  2. turbulent; stormy: a troublous sea.
  3. causing annoyance; troublesome.
  4. 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 formstrou·blous·ly, adverbtrou·blous·ness, noun
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troublous

adjective
  1. archaic, or literary unsettled; agitated
Derived Formstroublously, adverbtroublousness, noun
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