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"troubled" in British English

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troubledadjective

uk   us   /ˈtrʌb.l̩d/
  • troubled adjective (HAVING DIFFICULTIES)

C1 having ​problems or difficulties: The ​survivalpackageinvolvesselling off the ​unprofitableparts of the troubled company. This troubled region has had more than ​itsfairshare of ​wars over the ​centuries. In these troubled times, it's ​nice to ​hear some good ​news.

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(Definition of troubled from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"troubled" in American English

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troubledadjective

 us   /ˈtrʌb·əld/
  • troubled adjective (HAVING PROBLEMS)

having ​problems or ​difficulties: Peace has ​finally come to this troubled ​region after many ​years.
  • troubled adjective (WORRIED)

worried or ​anxious: The ​children were not troubled when the ​dinosaurs in the ​movieate up some ​unlucky humans.
(Definition of troubled from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"troubled" in Business English

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troubledadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈtrʌbəld/
experiencing problems or difficulties, especially ​financial ones: a troubled ​bank/​homeowner/​retailer The ​company is a decent ​bet for your ​money in these troubled ​times. a troubled ​business/​company/​economy
(Definition of troubled from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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