1. [ noun ] a source of difficulty
Synonyms: problem

: "one trouble after another delayed the job" "what's the problem?"

Related terms: difficulty matter deep_water growing_pains hydra can_of_worms
2. [ noun ] an angry disturbance
Synonyms: bother hassle fuss

"he didn't want to make a fuss" "they had labor trouble" "a spot of bother"

Related terms: perturbation harass
3. [ noun ] a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
Synonyms: distress ill

"a ship in distress" "she was the classic maiden in distress"

Related terms: adversity anguish pressure throe
4. [ noun ] an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

Related terms: happening misfortune hell onslaught embarrassment noise scandal convulsion affliction afflict
5. [ noun ] an effort that is inconvenient
Synonyms: difficulty

"I went to a lot of trouble" "he won without any trouble" "had difficulty walking" "finished the test only with great difficulty"

Related terms: effort the_devil tsuris trouble_oneself
6. [ verb ] move deeply
Synonyms: disturb upset

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

Related terms: affect perturb agitate jolt distress distress disturbance
7. [ verb ] disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
Synonyms: perturb cark disquiet distract disorder unhinge

"She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

Related terms: disturb worry disturbance distraction anxiousness disquiet
8. [ verb ] to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
Synonyms: bother put_out discommode incommode disoblige inconvenience

: "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

Related terms: affect botheration inconvenience inconvenience
9. [ verb ] take the trouble to do something; concern oneself;
Synonyms: bother trouble_oneself inconvenience_oneself

"He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday" "Don't bother, please"

Related terms: strive
10. [ verb ] cause bodily suffering to
Synonyms: pain ail afflict
Related terms: hurt erupt disagree_with pain affliction
11. [ noun ] a strong feeling of anxiety
Synonyms: worry distress

"his worry over the prospect of being fired" "it is not work but worry that kills" "he wanted to die and end his troubles"

Related terms: anxiety worry perturb
12. [ noun ] (obstetrics) an unwanted pregnancy

"he got several girls in trouble"

Related terms: pregnancy
Similar spelling:   troubler