(noun, verb)


1. a source of difficulty

- one trouble after another delayed the job

Similar word(s): problem

Definition categories: thought, difficulty

2. an angry disturbance

- they had labor trouble

Similar word(s): bother, fuss, hassle

Definition categories: event, disturbance, perturbation

3. an event causing distress or pain

- what is the trouble?

- heart trouble

Definition categories: event, happening, occurrence, occurrent

4. an effort that is inconvenient

- I went to a lot of trouble

- he won without any trouble

Similar word(s): difficulty

Definition categories: act, effort, exertion, sweat, travail

5. a strong feeling of anxiety

- he wanted to die and end his troubles

Similar word(s): worry

Definition categories: feeling, anxiety

6. an unwanted pregnancy

- he got several girls in trouble

Definition categories: state, gestation, maternity, pregnancy

Sentences with trouble as a noun:

- He was in trouble when the rain started.

- The trouble was a leaking brake line.

- the troubles in Northern Ireland

- It's no trouble for me to edit it.

- He had some trouble with the law.


1. move deeply

- A troubling thought

Similar word(s): disturb, upset

Definition categories: emotion, affect, impress, move, strike

2. to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

- Sorry to trouble you, but...

Similar word(s): bother, discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience

Definition categories: social, affect, impact, touch

3. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

Similar word(s): cark, disorder, disquiet, distract, perturb, unhinge

Definition categories: emotion, disturb, trouble, upset

4. take the trouble to do something; concern oneself

- He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday

Similar word(s): bother

Definition categories: social, reach, strain, strive

5. cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

Similar word(s): ail, pain

Definition categories: body, hurt

Sentences with trouble as a verb:

- I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.