A person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority.
- 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.
- 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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