['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...'.

编辑:思朋斯--From WordNet


(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. [1]. Agitate, disturb, derange.[2]. Afflict, distress, grieve, annoy, vex, fret, plague, torment, harass, worry, pester, badger, disquiet, concern, make anxious, make uneasy.

n. [1]. Affliction, distress, suffering, calamity, grief, tribulation, adversity, misfortune, sorrow, woe.[2]. Annoyance, perplexity, vexation, embarrassment, plague, torment, molestation.[3]. 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.



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