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also tzu·ris  (tso͝or′ĭs, tsûr′-)
n. Informal
Trouble; aggravation.

[Yiddish tsores, pl. of tsure, from Hebrew ṣārâ, from ṣārar, to become narrow; see ṣrr in Semitic roots.]
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grief or strife
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or tsour•is

(ˈtsʊər ɪs, ˈtsɜr-)

n. Slang.
trouble; woe.
[1970–75; < Yiddish tsures, tsores, pl. of tsure, tsore < Hebrew ṣārāh, pl. ṣārōth troubles]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tsuris - (Yiddish) aggravating troubletsuris - (Yiddish) aggravating trouble; "the frustrating tsuris he subjected himself to"
difficulty, trouble - an effort that is inconvenient; "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
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Moya R, Chandra A, Banerjee PJ, Tsouris D, Ahmad N, Charteris DG.
"Once again, about 300 workers are suffering from the failure to pay their wages and we are causing suffering for the travelling public in our district, " Limassol district secretary of the SEK transport workers' union, Yiannis Tsouris, told the Cyprus News Agency.
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Formula 2 is difficult to implement in practice Favier,mDegallier, Rosa-Freitas, Boulanger, Costa Lima, Luitgards-Moura, Menkes, Mondet, Oliveira, Weimann, & Tsouris (2006) approximates this by:
Stressed studio execs: The expansion to 10 nominees has already increased the tsouris of some honchos who fret they'll have to spend even more on awards campaigns.
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The one is good for faculty party chat and the other for commiserating with fellow writers who've just received $1.20 royalty checks from Tsouris Press.