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.
In a rather stern manner, the founder and senior cleric of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua has given a divine warning to those who are bent on troubling the conduct of the 2019 general election in Nigeria, just as he stated that those who desire peace for the nation during and after the elections will also be beneficiaries of peace.
What is most troubling about this incident is that both the government and the real estate community did not now how to properly respond to this incident.
The authentic self is always in danger of being crushed along with the troubling behaviors.
School counselors often have to give difficult news to parents, a process that can be stressful and troubling for everyone involved.