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Wordnet 3.0


1. causing distress or worry or anxiety;
- Example: "distressing (or disturbing) news"
- Example: "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"
- Example: "a disturbing amount of crime"
- Example: "a revelation that was most perturbing"
- Example: "a new and troubling thought"
- Example: "in a particularly worrisome predicament"
- Example: "a worrying situation"
- Example: "a worrying time"
[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. [1913 Webster] An angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water. --John v. 4. [1913 Webster] God looking forth will trouble all his host. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex. [1913 Webster] Now is my soul troubled. --John xii. 27. [1913 Webster] Take the boy to you; he so troubles me 'T is past enduring. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Never trouble yourself about those faults which age will cure. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter. [1913 Webster] Syn: To disturb; perplex; afflict; distress; grieve; harass; annoy; tease; vex; molest. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

troubling 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