troubling


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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.

troubling

(ˈtrʌblɪŋ)
adj
causing worry, anxiety or upset
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.troubling - causing distress or worry or anxietytroubling - causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
heavy - marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
Translations

troubling

[ˈtrʌblɪŋ] ADJinquietante, alarmante

troubling

[ˈtrʌblɪŋ] adj [times, thought] → inquiétant(e)

troubling

[ˈtrʌblɪŋ] adj (thought) → preoccupante
these are troubling times → questi sono tempi difficili
References in classic literature ?
Then is the danger, when the greater sort, do but wait for the troubling of the waters amongst the meaner, that then they may declare themselves.
This fun but troubling journey into the gay world should not be bound by genre.
Taken together, these questions lead up to the biggest, most troubling question of all: How rampant is the problem?