Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by or causing trouble or anxiety.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Annoying; vexatious: as, a troublesome cough; a troublesome neighbor.
  • Difficult; trying: as, a troublesome shoal or reef; a troublesome fellow to deal with.
  • Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous.
  • Troublous; disturbed.
  • Synonyms and Harassing, wearisome, perplexing, galling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Giving trouble or anxiety; vexatious; burdensome; wearisome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Giving trouble or anxiety; vexatious; burdensome; wearisome.

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

  • adjective difficult to deal with

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Examples

  • SWEENEY: Well, I'm quoting here from "The International Herald Tribune," or at least paraphrasing, saying that while people and reporters were aware that a propaganda campaign was underway quite quickly by the Chinese authorities, that many journalists approved of upbeat stories based on national unity, and to the avoidance of what they call troublesome issues.

    CNN Transcript May 23, 2008

  • Killing animals, whether or not troublesome, is far less troublesome than suffering.

    2009 January « paper fruit

  • Particularly troublesome is U.S. help, as President Ali Abdullah Saleh tries to balance the myriad allegiances of the country's tribes, many of them strongly anti-American.

    Two in Custody, Yemen Searches for Suspects in Bomb Plot

  • Equally, troublesome is the passive attitude of all the women newscasters and political pundits on CNN.

    Web Report:

  • Killing animals, whether or not troublesome, is far less troublesome than suffering.

    inauguration « paper fruit

  • What actually troublesome is Lieberman's continues appearance with McCain.

    McCain defends his 'bearings'

  • More troublesome is the administration's tactic to pull out just before a judge decides an issue thus rendering the case moot.

    Balkinization

  • More troublesome is the administration's tactic to pull out just before a judge decides an issue thus rendering the case moot.

    Balkinization

  • More troublesome is the administration's tactic to pull out just before a judge decides an issue thus rendering the case moot.

    Balkinization

  • More troublesome is the administration's tactic to pull out just before a judge decides an issue thus rendering the case moot.

    Balkinization

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