Definition of troubled


  • characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas", "fell into a troubled sleep", "a troubled expression", "troubled teenagers". Antonyms: untroubled.
  • characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination; "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive", "riotous times", "these troubled areas", "the tumultuous years of his administration", "a turbulent and unruly childhood". Synonyms: disruptive, riotous, tumultuous, turbulent.


  • move deeply; "This book upset me", "A troubling thought". Synonyms: disturb, trouble, upset.
  • to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but...". Synonyms: bother, discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble.
  • disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill". Synonyms: cark, disorder, disquiet, distract, perturb, trouble, unhinge.
  • take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday", "Don't bother, please". Synonyms: bother, inconvenience oneself, trouble, trouble oneself.
  • cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed. Synonyms: ail, pain, trouble.

Related words

agitate, cark, charge, commove, disorder, disquiet, distract, distress, erupt, excite, jolt, perturb, recrudesce, rouse, straiten, trouble, unhinge, vex, worry.

Words nearby troubled

trouble, troubler.

Rhymes with troubled

doubled, redoubled, untroubled.

End with troubled


More information about troubled

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • troubled is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 11 points
  • troubled is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 11 points
  • troubled is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 14 points
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