(adjective, verb)


1. characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

- troubled areas

- fell into a troubled sleep

- a troubled expression

Similar word(s): concerned, unquiet, annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered, vexed, anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet, buffeted, careful, clouded, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried, embattled, fraught, hagridden, tormented, haunted, mothy, stressed, struggling, suffering, troublous

2. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

- these troubled areas

Similar word(s): unquiet, disruptive, riotous, tumultuous, turbulent


1. simple past tense and past participle of trouble