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