Etymology
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troubled (adj.)

of persons, minds, etc., early 14c.; past-participle adjective from trouble (v.). In reference to waters, etc., late 14c.

updated on February 18, 2014

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Definitions of troubled from WordNet

troubled (adj.)
characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need;
troubled areas
troubled teenagers
a troubled expression
fell into a troubled sleep
troubled (adj.)
characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination;
these troubled areas
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