Definitions

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  • adj. Causing trouble.
  • n. Causing trouble; acting in a disruptive way

Etymologies

From trouble +‎ making. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although Willie was known as a troublemaking bully in Anniston, he knew better than to mess with my daddy.

    The Office girls

  • His voice rose steadily until he was shouting, and on "troublemaking" his hair burst into flames.

    calling on dragons

  • Adjectives make all the difference, as in using "troublemaking" to modify

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  • It's a terrible situation when someone isn't going to assert their legal rights just because it could be seen as 'troublemaking'.

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  • Henning Fürst and Eric Berglund have been friends since they were 12, and even now they're just the kind of troublemaking youths you'd expect to make this kind of "out there" pop music.

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  • But by the time revanchist nationalism peaked in the late 1990s, the troops were already out of the Baltics, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, and the potential for troublemaking was correspondingly smaller.

    The Return

  • For once, my troublemaking brother played the role of peacemaker.

    Odd Girl In

  • The Senegalese seems to have tired of his usual in-your-face troublemaking schtick and entered his experimental prog-rock phase.

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  • Republicans are a shameful bunch – and a bunch of troublemaking liars and idiots.

    McDonnell accused of flip-flopping as he runs for governor

  • Here you will find, to your amused horror, the inimitable online stylings of the cult: the odd, snooty-ootily formal prose, no doubt informed, in this case, by the bombastic, faux-eloquent tone of the novel itself; the unchallengeable quotations of the master (read: mistress); the ecstatic squeals ("I love John Galt!") of the eager acolyte; and the dismissal of troublemaking skeptics without actually addressing what they say.

    Ellis Weiner: "I love John Galt!" (Atlas Shrugged: the Movie)

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