Definition of troublemaker in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌb(ə)lmeɪkə


A person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority.
More example sentences
  • Authorities described the youths as troublemakers bored during a current school summer vacation.
  • The officers have radios and mobile phones and have authority to ask passengers to produce tickets and to ask troublemakers to get off.
  • The authority was continuing to crack down on troublemakers and was making streets cleaner.
mischief-maker, rabble-rouser, firebrand, agitator, ringleader, incendiary, inciter, instigator;
scandalmonger, gossipmonger, meddler;
informal stirrer
rare stormy petrel



noun& adjective
More example sentences
  • You can have troublemaking, competitive people, but you need to focus their energies where it adds value for the audience.
  • And this crisis provides a useful reminder that, contrary to popular belief, our media are often not nearly as troublemaking as they should be.
  • Today, I look like a bearded, troublemaking professor, and I still get stopped occasionally, in airports.

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