Definition of troublesome in English:

troublesome

adjective

  • Causing difficulty or annoyance.

    ‘schools are removing troublesome pupils’
    • ‘Gels are a more comfortable option in hot and humid conditions where sweating is troublesome.’
    • ‘Coaches will converge on London for a potentially troublesome march next Thursday.’
    • ‘Also, people who drink too much alcohol can often suffer these troublesome symptoms.’
    • ‘He said officers will continue to hand-out harassment warnings to troublesome youths.’
    • ‘And for the tax office it is too troublesome to go after the people that do not pay.’
    • ‘The downside is that my nights are rather troublesome, and I'm not getting a lot of rest from them.’
    • ‘But police and fire crews were left to mop up hundreds of complaints about troublesome youths.’
    • ‘We are constantly assessing individuals, but I do not recommend people if they are troublesome.’
    • ‘If dreams become too troublesome I find that a good dose of cleansing salts may be relied upon to restore equilibrium.’
    • ‘This common caterpillar is the most troublesome species attacking glasshouse and houseplants.’
    • ‘For many troublesome children, this might make education appear relevant to them for the first time.’
    • ‘Eczema can also be troublesome and will recur unless the veins are treated.’
    • ‘Intricate repair work has taken place to tackle persistent problems at a troublesome set of York traffic lights.’
    • ‘He didn't think these things were exceptional or difficult or troublesome.’
    • ‘How troublesome will backbenchers really be when it comes to a vote?’
    • ‘The gang then fragmented, troublesome families moved away and the area has now returned to normality.’
    • ‘The signs would also warn the troublesome adults that they could be banned from school premises.’
    • ‘Headteachers will also be given the power to search troublesome pupils for weapons, he added.’
    • ‘The troublesome ankle was the cause of his difficulties right up until Christmas.’
    • ‘Instead, a troublesome groin injury curtailed his appearances on both sides of the Atlantic.’
    annoying, irritating, exasperating, maddening, infuriating, irksome, vexatious, vexing, inconvenient, bothersome, tiresome, worrying, worrisome, disturbing, upsetting, distressing, perturbing, concerning, niggling, nagging
    disruptive, uncooperative, rebellious, unmanageable, unruly, troublemaking, obstreperous, badly behaved, attention-seeking, disobedient, naughty, refractory, recalcitrant, difficult, awkward, trying
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Pronunciation

troublesome

/ˈtrʌb(ə)ls(ə)m/