troubled


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trou·ble

 (trŭb′əl)
n.
1. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need: tried to console them in their trouble; got in trouble with the police.
2. A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation: I've had troubles ever since I took this job.
3. A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty: The new recruits were a trouble to him.
4. Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome: went to a lot of trouble to find this book.
5. A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction: heart trouble; car trouble.
6.
a. Public unrest or disorder.
b. An instance of this; a disturbance.
c. Troubles Any of various conflicts or rebellions in Ireland or Northern Ireland, especially the period of social unrest in Northern Ireland beginning in 1969.
v. trou·bled, trou·bling, trou·bles
v.tr.
1. To afflict with pain or discomfort: My stomach is troubling me.
2.
a. To cause to be anxious or worried: was troubled by the decline in sales.
b. To cause to have emotional or mental problems that interfere with social functioning: a teenager who is troubled and needs help.
3. To inconvenience; bother: May I trouble you for directions?
4. To agitate; stir up: winds troubling the waters.
v.intr.
To take pains: They trouble over every detail.

[Middle English, from Old French, from troubler, to trouble, from Vulgar Latin *turbulāre, alteration (influenced by Latin turbula, small group, diminutive of turba, crowd) of Late Latin turbidāre, from Latin turbidus, confused; see turbid.]

trou′bler n.
trou′bling·ly adv.
Synonyms: trouble, ail, distress, worry
These verbs mean to cause anxious uneasiness in: His behavior troubles his parents. What problems are ailing you? The bad news distressed us. Her high fever worries the doctor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or needtroubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
concerned - feeling or showing worry or solicitude; "concerned parents of youthful offenders"; "was concerned about the future"; "we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand"; "greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child"
unquiet - characterized by unrest or disorder; "unquiet days of riots"; "following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation"; "spent an unquiet night tossing and turning"
untroubled - not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress; "seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind"; "untroubled sleep"; "a kind untroubled face"
2.troubled - characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordinationtroubled - characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination; "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive"; "riotous times"; "these troubled areas"; "the tumultuous years of his administration"; "a turbulent and unruly childhood"
unquiet - characterized by unrest or disorder; "unquiet days of riots"; "following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation"; "spent an unquiet night tossing and turning"

troubled

adjective
2. difficult, unsettled, problematic, stressful, hard, dark, tough There is much we can do to help this troubled country.
Translations
غَيْر هادِئقَلِق، مُنْزَعِج
neklidnýustaraný
bekymreturolig
áhyggjufullurókyrr, óvær
kederlisıkıntılısorunluüzgün

troubled

[ˈtrʌbld] ADJ
1. (= worried) [person] → preocupado, desazonado; [mind] → preocupado, agitado; [conscience] → intranquilo; [expression, face, look] → de preocupación
he was deeply troubledestaba profundamente preocupado or desazonado
he was a lonely, troubled manera un hombre que estaba solo y sin sosiego
she fell into a troubled sleepcayó en un sueño inquieto or agitado
2. (= beset by problems) [life, marriage, relationship] → lleno de problemas, aquejado de problemas; [period of time] → turbulento; [area, country, region] → conflictivo; [company, bank, industry] → aquejado de problemas
these are troubled timesestos son tiempos difíciles
see also oil

troubled

[ˈtrʌbəld] adj
[person] → inquiet/ète
He was deeply troubled → Il était très inquiet.
[times] → mouvementé(e), troublé(e); [country] → agité(e) de troubles; [industry] → qui connaît une période de troubles; [relationship] → mouvementé(e)trouble-free [ˌtrʌbəlˈfriː] adj [period, visit] → sans problèmes, sans ennuis

troubled

adj
person, look, sleepunruhig, beunruhigt; (= grieved)bekümmert; mind, conscienceaufgewühlt; wateraufgewühlt; (= unsettled) relationship, marriagegestört; lifeschwer; times, area, country, regionunruhig; the troubled waters of industrial relationsdie gestörte Beziehung zwischen Arbeitgebern und Arbeitnehmern ? oil
(Ind, Fin) → in Schwierigkeiten pred; financially troubledin finanziellen Nöten

troubled

[ˈtrʌbld] adj (person, expression) → preoccupato/a, inquieto/a; (period) → travagliato/a; (epoch, life) → agitato/a, difficile

trouble

(ˈtrabl) noun
1. (something which causes) worry, difficulty, work, anxiety etc. He never talks about his troubles; We've had a lot of trouble with our children; I had a lot of trouble finding the book you wanted.
2. disturbances; rebellion, fighting etc. It occurred during the time of the troubles in Cyprus.
3. illness or weakness (in a particular part of the body). He has heart trouble.
verb
1. to cause worry, anger or sadness to. She was troubled by the news of her sister's illness.
2. used as part of a very polite and formal request. May I trouble you to close the window?
3. to make any effort. He didn't even trouble to tell me what had happened.
ˈtroubled adjective
(negative untroubled).
1. worried or anxious. He is obviously a troubled man.
2. disturbed and not peaceful. troubled sleep.
ˈtroublesome adjective
causing worry or difficulty. troublesome children/tasks.
ˈtroublemaker noun
a person who continually (and usually deliberately) causes worry, difficulty or disturbance to other people. Beware of her – she is a real troublemaker.

troubled

a. afligido-a, inquieto-a; preocupado-a.
References in classic literature ?
and I don't want anyone to use these but Marmee," said Beth;, looking troubled.
Up and down through the silent streets walked the minister and for days and weeks his soul was troubled.
But if Tom's sleep was troubled that night he said nothing of it to his friends.
They were troubled and feverish hours, disturbed with dreams that were intangible, that eluded her, leaving only an impression upon her half-awakened senses of something unattainable.
With a noiseless step he crossed the rock, and dropped into the troubled stream.
An impatient sigh from Christie drew Jessie's attention to her troubled eyebrows.
For various reasons, however, and from impressions often too vaguely founded to be put on paper, the writer cherishes the belief that many, if not most, of the successive proprietors of this estate were troubled with doubts as to their moral right to hold it.
Wilson, but into the deep and troubled eyes of the younger clergyman.
If ever I should wish for a retreat whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley.
Why, of the very things that have delighted, fascinated, and yet, at bottom, as I now so strangely see, mystified and troubled me.
At last I must have fallen into a troubled nightmare of a doze; and slowly waking from it --half steeped in dreams --I opened my eyes, and the before sun-lit room was now wrapped in outer darkness.
I haven't told you, for it isn't fair you should be troubled when you're studying so hard, but your aunt Miranda isn't well.