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troubled

adjective uk   /ˈtrʌb.l̩d/ us  

troubled adjective (HAVING DIFFICULTIES)

C1 having problems or difficulties: The survival package involves selling off the unprofitable parts of the troubled company. This troubled region has had more than its fair share of wars over the centuries. In these troubled times, it makes a change to hear some good news.
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troubled adjective (WORRIED)

worried or nervous: He is clearly a very troubled man.
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