1. [syn: distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trouble \Trou"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Troubled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Troubling.] [F. troubler, OF. trobler, trubler,
tourbler,fr. (assumed) LL. turbulare, L. turbare to
disorderly group, a little crowd; both from turba a disorder,
tumult, crowd; akin to Gr. ?, and perhaps to E. thorp; cf.
Skr. tvar, tur,o hasten. Cf. Turbid.]
1. To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
An angel went down at a certain season into the
pool, and troubled the water. --John v. 4.
God looking forth will trouble all his host.
2. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to
grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
Now is my soul troubled. --John xii.
Take the boy to you; he so troubles me
'T is past enduring. --Shak.
Never trouble yourself about those faults which age
will cure. --Locke.
3. To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite
phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the
Syn: To disturb; perplex; afflict; distress; grieve; harass;
annoy; tease; vex; molest.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or
disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something
distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime";
"a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and
troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome
predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
[syn: distressing, distressful, disturbing,
perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "troubling":
aggravating, agitating, annoying, bothering, bothersome,
breathtaking, charged, cliff-hanging, disquieting, distracting,
disturbing, electric, exasperating, exciting, exhilarating,
galling, galvanic, harassing, heady, heart-expanding,
heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, importunate,
importune, impressive, inflammatory, intoxicating, irking, irksome,
irritating, jarring, jolting, maddening, mind-blowing, moving,
overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, perturbing,
pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, piquant,
plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provocative, provoking, ravishing,
soul-stirring, spirit-stirring, stimulating, stimulative, stirring,
striking, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, teasing, telling,
thrilling, thrilly, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, unsettling,
upsetting, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, worrisome, worrying