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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.

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. Laurence Sterne:

    First, whenever a man talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not his reason, but his passions, which have got the better of his creed. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors, and where they separate, depend upon it, 'Tis for no other cause but quietness sake.

  2. Texas Public Policy Foundation:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    We don't want to let happen in the United States what is happening currently in the UK, where Surgeon General Vivek Murthy have a troublesome variant essentially taking over as the dominant variant, which has made it a very difficult situation in the UK.

  5. Mark Milley:

    I wouldn’t call it a true full alliance in the real meaning of that word, but we are seeing them moving closer together, and that’s troublesome, and then … Iran is the third. So those three countries together are going to be problematic for many years to come I think, especially Russia and China because of their capability.

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    candy and other sweets considered collectively
    • A. confectionery
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