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

  • adjective Full of trouble.
  • adjective Uneasy; troubled.
  • adjective Causing trouble; troublesome.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Agitated; disturbed.
  • Restless; unsettled.
  • Disturbing; disquieting.

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

  • adjective Full of trouble; causing trouble.

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

  • adjective obsolete Of a liquid: thick, muddy, full of sediment.
  • adjective Troubled, confused.
  • adjective Causing trouble; troublesome, vexatious.

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

  • adjective full of trouble


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From Old French troubleus, corresponding to trouble +‎ -ous.



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