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English definition of “troublesome”

troublesome

adjective  /ˈtrʌb·əl·səm/ us  

troublesome adjective (CAUSING WORRY)

causing worry or anxiety: The troublesome fact is that we haven’t gotten much done.

troublesome adjective (CAUSING DIFFICULTIES)

causing problems or difficulties: His back has been troublesome for quite a while.
(Definition of troublesome from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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