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  • adj. anxious, worried, careworn
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of trouble.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
  • adj. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination


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  • Nothing that she could put her finger on, but he walked silently next to her, his expression troubled and withdrawn.


  • Officials now propose buying what they term troubled assets, without specifying the type, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg News and confirmed by a congressional aide.

    Crikey » Canberra Calling

  • She was frowning, her brow furrowed, her expression troubled.

    Etched in Bone

  • It was not the first time he'd been brought in to run a company which journalists normally prefixed with the word "troubled".

    Tech's Top 25

  • Goodell and the owners have said they are focused on trying to get a labor agreement that fixes what they call a troubled economic system.

    Labor talks to resume next month

  • I was clipping the BlackBerry onto my belt when Danny returned, his expression troubled.

    Spider Bones

  • As she approached the horse, she glanced around the deserted clearing, her expression troubled.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • Kimmy rolled up the window, her cheeks red, her expression troubled.

    The Second Evil

  • “No problem,” Jennifer said, her expression troubled.

    The First Evil

  • Her name seldom featured in the press unless prefixed by the word "troubled" and accompanied by an account of her battles with drink and drugs and her dependent-abusive relationship with her husband, a petty drug dealer and junkie called Blake Fielder-Civil. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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