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adjective as in disquieting

adjective as in irksome

adjective as in maddening

adjective as in torturous

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Example Sentences

Students who write proofs for the first time can have trouble knowing what they need and understanding the logical structure.

On city streets, they can be more trouble than they’re worth.

“If we’re selecting for animals that produce more without having a way to cool off, we’re going to run into trouble,” she says.

In primary elections over the last few months, states that rapidly expanded mail voting often had trouble delivering ballots to voters on time.

A prominent North County Republican shouldn’t have this much trouble.

Those are troubling numbers, for unfettered speech is not incidental to a flourishing society.

What is most troubling is our – and I do mean “our” and not “their” – never treating these situations as learning opportunities.

Which was sweet and also troubling, because it meant that I have never shut up about wanting to be Peter Pan.

These are two in a laundry list of troubling connections between the two companies.

None of this would be so troubling if the use of zero-days in Stuxnet were an isolated event.

Indeed, indeed, Mr. Spurrell, we couldn't think of troubling you under the circumstances!

I am very much obliged for your continued favours, and beg pardon for so often troubling you.

As he was bowing his farewell, a sudden impulse to speak, and set the matter that was troubling her at rest, came over her.

These gentlemen respected me for myself alone without troubling their heads about my ancestors.

His robe was handed back to him, and he was left to lie there, no one troubling himself further about him.


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On this page you'll find 445 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to troubling, such as: grim, unfavorable, unfortunate, unpleasant, melancholy, and adverse.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.