Definition of troublemaker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrəbəlˌmākər/


A person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority.
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.
incendiary, firebrand, demagogue;
scandalmonger, gossipmonger, meddler, nuisance, mischief-maker, hell raiser
informal badass



Pronunciation: /ˈtrəb(ə)lˌmākiNG/
noun& adjective
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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Syllabification: trou·ble·mak·er

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