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troublous

[truhb-luh s] /ˈtrʌb ləs/
adjective
1.
characterized by trouble; unsettled:
troublous times.
2.
turbulent; stormy:
a troublous sea.
3.
causing annoyance; troublesome.
4.
causing disturbance; restless:
a troublous preacher.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English troub(e)lous, equivalent to trouble turbid (< Middle French < Vulgar Latin *turbulus; see trouble) + -ous
Related forms
troublously, adverb
troublousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for troublousness

troublous

/ˈtrʌbləs/
adjective
1.
(archaic or literary) unsettled; agitated
Derived Forms
troublously, adverb
troublousness, noun
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