Definition of troublesome in English:

troublesome

adjective

  • Causing difficulty or annoyance.

    ‘a troublesome knee injury’
    • ‘How troublesome will backbenchers really be when it comes to a vote?’
    • ‘The signs would also warn the troublesome adults that they could be banned from school premises.’
    • ‘The gang then fragmented, troublesome families moved away and the area has now returned to normality.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This common caterpillar is the most troublesome species attacking glasshouse and houseplants.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We are constantly assessing individuals, but I do not recommend people if they are troublesome.’
    • ‘Instead, a troublesome groin injury curtailed his appearances on both sides of the Atlantic.’
    • ‘Gels are a more comfortable option in hot and humid conditions where sweating is troublesome.’
    • ‘He didn't think these things were exceptional or difficult or troublesome.’
    • ‘The troublesome ankle was the cause of his difficulties right up until Christmas.’
    • ‘And for the tax office it is too troublesome to go after the people that do not pay.’
    • ‘If dreams become too troublesome I find that a good dose of cleansing salts may be relied upon to restore equilibrium.’
    • ‘For many troublesome children, this might make education appear relevant to them for the first time.’
    • ‘Coaches will converge on London for a potentially troublesome march next Thursday.’
    • ‘He said officers will continue to hand-out harassment warnings to troublesome youths.’
    • ‘Also, people who drink too much alcohol can often suffer these troublesome symptoms.’
    • ‘Headteachers will also be given the power to search troublesome pupils for weapons, he added.’
    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

/ˈtrəbəlsəm//ˈtrəbəlsəm/