['trʌb(ə)l] or ['trʌbl]
(noun.) an effort that is inconvenient; 'I went to a lot of trouble'; 'he won without any trouble'; 'had difficulty walking'; 'finished the test only with great difficulty'.
(noun.) a source of difficulty; 'one trouble after another delayed the job'; 'what's the problem?'.
(noun.) an event causing distress or pain; 'what is the trouble?'; 'heart trouble'.
(noun.) an unwanted pregnancy; 'he got several girls in trouble'.
(verb.) cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed.
(verb.) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; 'Sorry to trouble you, but...'.
(v. t.) To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
(v. t.) To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
(v. t.) To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
(a.) Troubled; dark; gloomy.
(v. t.) The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
(v. t.) That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
(v. t.) A fault or interruption in a stratum.
v. a. . Agitate, disturb, derange.. Afflict, distress, grieve, annoy, vex, fret, plague, torment, harass, worry, pester, badger, disquiet, concern, make anxious, make uneasy.
n. . Affliction, distress, suffering, calamity, grief, tribulation, adversity, misfortune, sorrow, woe.. Annoyance, perplexity, vexation, embarrassment, plague, torment, molestation.. Matter, cause of distress.
SYN:Affliction, disturbance, annoyance, perplexity, molestation, vexation,inconvenience, calamity, distress, uneasiness, tribulation, disaster, torment,misfortune, adversity, anxiety, embarrassment, sorrow, misery, grief,depression, difficulty, labor, toil, effort
ANT:Alleviation, composure, pleasure, appeasement, delight, assuagement, happiness,gratification, boon, blessing, exultation, joy, gladness, ease, facility, luck,recreation, amusement, carelessness, indifference, indolence, inertia,indulgence
SYN:Disturb, vex, agitate, confuse, perplex, distress, annoy, harass, tease,molest, grieve, mortify, oppress
ANT:Compose, calm, allay, appease, please, soothe, delight, gratify, recreate,entertain, relieve, refresh
v.t. to put into a confused state: to agitate: to disturb: to annoy: to busy or engage overmuch: to put to inconvenience.—v.i. to take pains.—n. disturbance: affliction: disease: uneasiness: that which disturbs or afflicts.—ns. Troub′le-mirth a kill-joy; Troub′ler.—adj. Troub′lesome causing or giving trouble or inconvenience: vexatious: importunate: troublous.—adv. Troub′lesomely.—n. Troub′lesomeness.—adj. Troub′lous full of trouble or disorder: agitated: tumultuous: disturbing.—Cast oil on troubled waters (fig.) to appease calm quieten.
Something that many are looking for but no one wants.
- That she had chosen to move away from him in this moment of her trouble made everything harder to say, but he must absolutely go on. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- And then I asked him if I might come to see you; because I felt so much for his trouble and yours. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- To save you trouble. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- But we shall take a shorter cut through the furze than you can go with long clothes; so we won't trouble you to wait. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- You will get over any trouble I have caused you, easily enough now. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- And if they really are in trouble--well, it is my duty to help them out of it. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- But the trouble with them is that the psychology is weak and uninformed, distorted by moral enthusiasms, and put out without any particular reference to the task of statesmanship. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- I understand that this installation was not commercially successful, as there were a great many troubles. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- It was only to-day that I spoke to Major Prendergast about my troubles and was advised by him to come to you. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- And then he heard Lydgate's account of the troubles which Rosamond had already depicted to him in her way. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Being very tired with his walk, however, he soon fell asleep and forgot his troubles. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- It probably did much to disorganize social life and prepare the way for the troubles that followed the accession of Commodus. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Let us have no more troubles and heart-burnings that any sacrifice of mine can prevent. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- The troubles she has had here have wearied her, said Lydgate, breaking off again, lest he should say too much. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- It was the first, or among the first of locks which troubled modern burglars' picks. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Yes,' said Lizzie, whose manner was a little troubled. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Mortimer again turned to the informer, to whom he said: 'You have been troubled in your mind a long time, man? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- I am sorry that Miss Sutherland has troubled you about this little matter, for I think it is far better not to wash linen of the sort in public. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- They had never troubled me before, but they troubled me now, as vulgar appendages. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- I know little of the Knight of Ivanhoe, answered the Palmer, with a troubled voice. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- I cannot help it, said Clym, in a troubled tone. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Now, can we find justice without troubling ourselves about temperance? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- HE won't be troubling me this morning, Jos thought, with his dandified airs and his impudence. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I ask your pardon for troubling you, sir. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Good morning, reddleman, she said, hardly troubling to lift her heavily shaded eyes to his. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- I'll let her a little blood, without troubling the doctor, if she's took that way again,' said Sikes. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- It is not worth troubling so good a heart as yours with. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Nothing worth troubling you with. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.