Causing difficulty or annoyance: schools are removing troublesome pupils
More example sentences
- He didn't think these things were exceptional or difficult or troublesome.
- Headteachers will also be given the power to search troublesome pupils for weapons, he added.
- Intricate repair work has taken place to tackle persistent problems at a troublesome set of York traffic lights.
annoying, irritating, exasperating, maddening, infuriating, irksome, vexatious, vexing, inconvenient, bothersome, tiresome, worrying, worrisome, disturbing, upsetting, distressing, perturbing, concerning, niggling, nagging;
difficult, awkward, problematic, demanding, taxing, tricky, thorny
North American informal pesky
disruptive, uncooperative, rebellious, unmanageable, unruly, troublemaking, obstreperous, badly behaved, attention-seeking, disobedient, naughty, refractory, recalcitrant, difficult, awkward, trying
informal the limit
- Example sentences
- There is some irony to this: Both Rebecca and I were previously diagnosed with latent tuberculosis, a troublesomely common affliction among health care workers.
- Surely this complex issue needs to be negotiated through the troublesomely imperfect processes of a fully informed and democratically representative government.
- The lad's enthusiasm was endearing and troublesomely contagious.
- Example sentences
- The alcohol composite and drug composite scores from this instrument are based on frequency of use in the previous 30 days, ratings of troublesomeness, and assessments of need for treatment.
- He didn't suffer from the same situation as Shakespeare's Romeo, but his youth had been on a similar level of troublesomeness.
- Thus, the portable telephone apparatus capable of avoiding troublesomeness of the incoming responding operation can be obtained.
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