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troubling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  disturb;  to  perplex;  to  afflict;  to  distress;  to 
  grieve;  to  fret;  to  annoy;  to  vex. 
 
  Now  is  my  soul  troubled.  --John  xii. 
  27. 
 
  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 
  letter. 
 
  Syn:  To  disturb;  perplex;  afflict;  distress;  grieve;  harass; 
  annoy;  tease;  vex;  molest. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  troubling 
  adj  :  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}, 
  {worrisome},  {worrying}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  annoying  someone  [syn:  {annoyance},  {annoying},  {irritation}, 
  {vexation}] 




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