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Definition 1: an effort that is inconvenient - [noun denoting act]

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I went to a lot of trouble
  • he won without any trouble
  • had difficulty walking
  • finished the test only with great difficulty

Synonyms for trouble in the sense of this definition

(trouble is a kind of ...) use of physical or mental energy; hard work

"he got an A for effort" "they managed only with great exertion"

(... is a kind of trouble ) something difficult or awkward to do or deal with

"it will be the devil to solve"

(... is a kind of trouble ) (Yiddish) aggravating trouble

"the frustrating tsuris he subjected himself to"

Definition 2: a source of difficulty - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one trouble after another delayed the job
  • what's the problem?

Synonyms for trouble in the sense of this definition

(trouble is a kind of ...) a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

"serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"

(... is a kind of trouble ) where problems or difficulties are likely to occur

"a key pressure point in the controversy was the building permit"

(... is a kind of trouble ) a source of unpredictable trouble and complexity

(... is a kind of trouble ) serious trouble

(... is a kind of trouble ) problems that arise in enlarging an enterprise (especially in the early stages)

(... is a kind of trouble ) trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality

"we may be facing a hydra that defies any easy solution"

(... is a kind of trouble ) a problem

"is anything the matter?"

Definition 3: an event causing distress or pain - [noun denoting event]

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what is the trouble?
  • heart trouble

(trouble is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of trouble ) unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

(... is a kind of trouble ) a cause of great suffering and distress

(... is a kind of trouble ) a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval

(... is a kind of trouble ) some event that causes someone to be embarrassed

"the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals"

(... is a kind of trouble ) a cause of difficulty and suffering

"war is hell" "go to blazes"

(... is a kind of trouble ) a sudden and severe onset of trouble

(... is a kind of trouble ) a disgraceful event

(... is a kind of trouble ) electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

Definition 4: an angry disturbance - [noun denoting event]

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he didn't want to make a fuss
  • they had labor trouble
  • a spot of bother

Synonyms for trouble in the sense of this definition

(trouble is a kind of ...) activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

"the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset" "he looked around for the source of the disturbance" "there was a disturbance of neural function"

Definition 5: a strong feeling of anxiety - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his worry over the prospect of being fired
  • it is not work but worry that kills
  • he wanted to die and end his troubles

Synonyms for trouble in the sense of this definition

(trouble is a kind of ...) a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Definition 6: an unwanted pregnancy - [noun denoting state]

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got several girls in trouble

(trouble is a kind of ...) the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

Definition 7: cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed - [verb of body]

Synonyms for trouble in the sense of this definition

(trouble is a kind of ...) give trouble or pain to

"This exercise will hurt your back"

(... is a kind of trouble ) become raw or open

"He broke out in hives" "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries" "Such boils tend to recrudesce"

Definition 8: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed - [verb of emotion]

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

Synonyms for trouble in the sense of this definition

(trouble is a kind of ...) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of trouble ) disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

"I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"

Definition 9: move deeply - [verb of emotion]

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This book upset me
  • A troubling thought

Synonyms for trouble in the sense of this definition

(trouble is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

(... is a kind of trouble ) cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

(... is a kind of trouble ) disturb (someone's) composure

"The audience was jolted by the play"

(... is a kind of 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"

(... is a kind of trouble ) cause mental pain to

"The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Sorry to trouble you, but...

Synonyms for trouble in the sense of this definition

(trouble is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of trouble ) bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

Samples where trouble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday
  • Don't bother, please

Synonyms for trouble in the sense of this definition

(trouble is a kind of ...) to exert much effort or energy

"straining our ears to hear"

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