Definition of troublous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrəbləs/


archaic or literary
Full of difficulty or agitation: those were troublous times
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  • These later stories find Parker's trouble with girls becoming truly troublous, and it is to Boswell's credit that the girls in question are always sharply if not always fairly drawn.
  • So why then is a government supposedly devoted to fostering British science still insisting on forcing some of its leading researchers into Dickens's ‘perplexed and troublous valley of the shadow of the law’?
  • Once past social amenities, Sula's reunion with Eva resonates with the troublous timbre between an ogbanje and parent.


Late Middle English: from Old French troubleus, from truble (see trouble).

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Syllabification: trou·blous

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