What is the meaning of trouble?


  • A source of difficulty.
    • usage: "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem"
  • An angry disturbance.
    • usage: "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
  • An event causing distress or pain.
    • usage: "what is the trouble"; "heart trouble"
  • An effort that is inconvenient.
    • usage: "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"
  • A strong feeling of anxiety.
    • usage: "his worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he wanted to die and end his troubles"
  • An unwanted pregnancy.
    • usage: "he got several girls in trouble"


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APAWordNet. (2010). trouble. Retrieved September 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/trouble/definitions/1191356
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