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English adjective: troubled

1. troubled characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

SamplesTroubled areas.
Fell into a troubled sleep.
A troubled expression.
Troubled teenagers.

Similarannoyed, 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 alsoconcerned, unquiet


2. troubled characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

SamplesEffects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive.
Riotous times.
These troubled areas.
The tumultuous years of his administration.
A turbulent and unruly childhood.

Synonymsdisruptive, riotous, tumultuous, turbulent



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