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Definitions for troublesome
ˈtrʌb əl səmtrou·ble·some

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. troublesomeadjective

    difficult to deal with

    "a troublesome infection"; "a troublesome situation"


  1. troublesomeadjective

    Giving trouble or anxiety; vexatious; burdensome; wearisome.

    This computer's been very troublesome for me. It never works when I need to use it.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Troublesomeadjective

    Etymology: from trouble.

    Heav’n knows
    By what bye-paths and indirect crooked ways
    I met this crown; and I myself know well
    How troublesome it sat upon my head:
    To thee it shall descend with better quiet. William Shakespeare.

    He must be very wise that can forbear being troubled at things very troublesome. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    Though our passage through this world be rough and troublesome, yet the trouble will be but short, and the rest and contentment at the end will be an ample recompence. Francis Atterbury.

    My mother will never be troublesome to me. Alexander Pope.

    All this could not make us accuse her, though it made us almost pine away for spight, to lose any of our time in so troublesome an idleness. Philip Sidney.

    They eas’d the putting off
    These troublesome disguises which we wear. John Milton.

    Why doth the crown lie there upon his pillow,
    Being so troublesome a bedfellow. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    She of late is lightened of her womb,
    That her to see should be but troublesome. Fa. Qu. b. i.

    Two or three troublesome old nurses, never let me have a quiet night’s rest with knocking me up. Arbuthnot.


  1. troublesome

    Troublesome refers to something or someone causing inconvenience, difficulty, or annoyance. It implies situations, events, or individuals that create problems or complications, often making a task or process harder, less enjoyable, or more frustrating to execute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Troublesomeadjective

    giving trouble or anxiety; vexatious; burdensome; wearisome

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of troublesome in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of troublesome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of troublesome in a Sentence

  1. Ken Paxton:

    Biden’s repeated disregard of the individual liberties of Texans is not only disrespectful to the U.S. Constitution, it is also troublesome that any president thinks they can act above the law while hardworking Americans standby, president Biden cannot continue governing through executive edicts. Now is the time to strike down his administration’s air-travel mask mandate. I’m proud to stand alongside my friend Congresswoman Van Duyne and her counsel at TPPF to protect Texans’ liberty and the rule of law.

  2. Paul Hunter:

    They’ve got populations that are not as well immunized, whether that is from vaccine or infection, as we have, we still have a lot more immunity from natural infection than most European countries, and we’re rolling out the booster. That is why we will have less of a troublesome winter than most.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    The thing that’s troublesome now that we really need to keep our eye on are these variants, the one that is of greater concern and that really could be problematic is the mutant that is now dominant in South Africa.

  4. John Dewey:

    The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. Self-conceit often regards it as a sign of weakness to admit that a belief to which we have once committed ourselves is wrong. We get so identified with an idea that it is literally a pet notion and we rise to its defense and stop our eyes and ears to anything different.

  5. George Washington:

    Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    A fluster
    B huff
    C lucubrate
    D abrade

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