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trou·bling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worryingadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. troublingadjective

    distressing, worrying

ChatGPT

  1. troubling

    Troubling refers to a situation, action, thought or feeling which causes worry, distress, anxiety or unease. It's often used to describe unsettling circumstances or problematic issues that require attention or resolution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Troubling

    of Trouble

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of troubling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of troubling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of troubling in a Sentence

  1. Chairman Thompson:

    From the coronavirus pandemic to the rise of right-wing extremism to ongoing election interference, there are urgent threats requiring our attention, mr. Wolf's refusal to testify -- thereby evading congressional oversight at this critical time -- is especially troubling given the serious matters facing the Department and the Nation.

  2. Condoleezza Rice:

    It is troubling. It is deeply troubling.

  3. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans:

    It’s very troubling, these are two well-respected people killed in their penthouse apartment.

  4. Susan Collins:

    Too often nowadays people tune into networks that just reinforce what they already think rather than broadening their exposure to alternative viewpoints, we seem to have lost not only a sense of comity but also community in this country, which is very troubling, and we somehow have to restore civil debate.

  5. Mary Frances O'Donnell:

    While the decision to retire is a personal one and can be attributed to a range of factors, it is a troubling trend that we are closely monitoring.

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