English adjective: troubled
|1.||troubled characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need|
Fell into a troubled sleep.
A troubled expression.
|Similar||annoyed, anxious, buffeted, care-laden, careful, clouded, disquieted, distressed, distressed, distressed, disturbed, fraught, hag-ridden, hagridden, harassed, hard put, hard-pressed, harried, haunted, heavy-laden, in a bad way, mothy, nervous, pestered, queasy, storm-tossed, stressed, struggling, suffering, tempest-swept, tempest-tossed, tempest-tost, tormented, troublous, uneasy, unquiet, upset, vexed, worried|
|See also||concerned, unquiet|
|2.||troubled characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination|
|Samples||Effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive.|
These troubled areas.
The tumultuous years of his administration.
A turbulent and unruly childhood.
|Synonyms||disruptive, riotous, tumultuous, turbulent|