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Synonyms for trouble
ˈtrʌb əl

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term trouble.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trouble, problem(noun)

    a source of difficulty

    "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, job, worry, hassle, difficulty, problem, bother

  2. fuss, trouble, bother, hassle(noun)

    an angry disturbance

    "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"

    Synonyms:
    pain in the ass, problem, squabble, dither, pettifoggery, hustle, botheration, flap, bicker, tiff, difficulty, hassle, stir, flurry, dogfight, rough-and-tumble, bother, ado, infliction, tizzy, pain, bustle, pother, spat, fuss, annoyance, worry, scuffle, bickering, pain in the neck, tussle

  3. trouble(noun)

    an event causing distress or pain

    "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"

    Synonyms:
    problem, fuss, difficulty, bother, worry, hassle

  4. trouble, difficulty(noun)

    an effort that is inconvenient

    "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, worry, hassle, difficultness, difficulty, problem, bother

  5. worry, trouble(noun)

    a strong feeling of anxiety

    "his worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he wanted to die and end his troubles"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, worry, hassle, concern, difficulty, problem, headache, vexation, bother

  6. trouble(verb)

    an unwanted pregnancy

    "he got several girls in trouble"

    Synonyms:
    problem, fuss, difficulty, bother, worry, hassle

  7. disturb, upset, trouble(verb)

    move deeply

    "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"

    Synonyms:
    discomfit, touch, shake up, raise up, disorder, interrupt, cark, commove, bother, inconvenience oneself, agitate, disquiet, turn over, put out, perturb, trouble oneself, tump over, unhinge, incommode, disoblige, overturn, bowl over, discommode, discompose, tip over, upset, inconvenience, swage, untune, disconcert, vex, ail, knock over, stir up, disturb, distract, pain

  8. trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother(verb)

    to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

    "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

    Synonyms:
    put under, get at, bring out, anaesthetise, irritate, hold out, douse, retire, bother, pain, rile, disquiet, gravel, ail, perturb, anaesthetize, publish, extend, get to, trouble oneself, anesthetize, stretch out, put out, nark, nettle, chafe, unhinge, incommode, cark, disoblige, discommode, disorder, stretch forth, annoy, upset, exsert, smother, inconvenience, inconvenience oneself, anesthetise, issue, vex, rag, release, disturb, distract, devil

  9. perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder(verb)

    disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

    "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

    Synonyms:
    distract, unhinge, disorder, perturb, inconvenience oneself, upset, inconvenience, ail, discommode, disquiet, bother, cark, deflect, put out, incommode, disoblige, pain, disarray, throw out of kilter, disturb, trouble oneself, derange

  10. trouble oneself, trouble, bother, inconvenience oneself(verb)

    take the trouble to do something; concern oneself

    "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"

    Synonyms:
    discommode, unhinge, get at, disorder, rile, perturb, gravel, inconvenience oneself, upset, distract, nettle, inconvenience, vex, ail, nark, disquiet, irritate, devil, chafe, cark, annoy, put out, bother, incommode, disoblige, pain, rag, disturb, trouble oneself, get to

  11. trouble, ail, pain(verb)

    cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

    Synonyms:
    bother, unhinge, hurt, disorder, perturb, inconvenience oneself, upset, inconvenience, ail, discommode, disquiet, cark, put out, incommode, distract, disoblige, pain, disturb, trouble oneself, anguish

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trouble

    Anxiety is, according to its derivation, a choking disquiet, akin to anguish; anxiety is mental; anguish may be mental or physical; anguish is in regard to the known, anxiety in regard to the unknown; anguish is because of what has happened, anxiety because of what may happen. Anxiety refers to some future event, always suggesting hopeful possibility, and thus differing from apprehension, fear, dread, foreboding, terror, all of which may be quite despairing. In matters within our reach, anxiety always stirs the question whether something can not be done, and is thus a valuable spur to doing; in this respect it is allied to care. Foreboding, dread, etc., commonly incapacitate for all helpful thought or endeavor. Worry is a more petty, restless, and manifest anxiety; anxiety may be quiet and silent; worry is communicated to all around. Solicitude is a milder anxiety. Fretting or fretfulness is a weak complaining without thought of accomplishing or changing anything, but merely as a relief to one's own disquiet. Perplexity often involves anxiety, but may be quite free from it. A student may be perplexed regarding a translation, yet, if he has time enough, not at all anxious regarding it.

    Synonyms:
    anguish, anxiety, apprehension, care, concern, disquiet, disturbance, dread, fear, foreboding, fretfulness, fretting, misgiving, perplexity, solicitude, worry

    Antonyms:
    apathy, assurance, calmness, carelessness, confidence, ease, light-heartedness, nonchalance, satisfaction, tranquillity

    Preposition:
    Anxiety for a friend's return; anxiety about, in regard to, or concerning the future.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trouble(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    agitate, disturb, derange

  2. trouble(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    afflict, distress, grieve, annoy, vex, fret, plague, torment, harass, worry, pester, badger, disquiet, concern, make anxious, make uneasy

  3. trouble(n.)

    Synonyms:
    affliction, distress, suffering, calamity, grief, tribulation, adversity, misfortune, sorrow, woe

  4. trouble(n.)

    Synonyms:
    annoyance, perplexity, vexation, embarrassment, plague, torment, molestation

  5. trouble(n.)

    Synonyms:
    matter, cause of distress

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trouble(n)

    Synonyms:
    tribulation, adversity, reverses, affliction, calamity, misfortune, vexation, annoyance, inconvenience, worry, disturbance, torment, plague, thorn, bane

  2. trouble(v)

    Synonyms:
    vex, disturb, distress, inconvenience, incommode, pester, worry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    difficulty, problem, boredom, disorder, problems, inconvenience, unrest, danger, shit, penalty

How to pronounce trouble?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say trouble in sign language?

  1. trouble

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#309care
#429job
#553problem
#604issue
#625release
#647problems
#1938pain
#1992effort
#2137labor
#2192touch
#2824fear
#3115concern
#3124trouble
#4134disaster
#4452depression
#4532extend
#4738publish
#4793shit
#4806penalty
#5005worry
#5013danger
#5093hurt
#5117devil
#5268disorder
#5311difficulty
#6386anxiety
#9423upset
#9936bother
#10284stir
#10700grief
#11228headache
#11623interrupt
#12207hassle
#12529retire
#12669distress
#13072gravel
#13694tiff
#14374disturbance
#14613flap
#14621sorrow
#14785inconvenience
#15487misery
#15810rag
#17420tease
#18963hustle
#19569boredom
#19676dread
#20060confuse
#20188ado
#20785annoy
#20976fuss
#23170embarrassment
#23336disturb
#24114unrest
#27773smother
#27991anguish
#28022annoyance
#29210torment
#30316distract
#30578apprehension
#30603adversity
#31141grieve
#31190misfortune
#34052calamity
#34128harass
#34245spat
#34999overturn
#35150toil
#35156flurry
#36859tribulation
#37262bustle
#37535affliction
#42240nettle
#43329ail
#44391molestation
#44754deflect
#47688irritate
#52608bickering
#52905disarray
#54523vex
#64517uneasiness
#66795oppress
#71424foreboding
#71877infliction
#74722fretting
#75259dither
#77127perplexity
#77836tussle
#83098scuffle
#85386molest
#85772dogfight
#86407agitate
#88869squabble
#90291chafe
#93318disquiet
#94228bicker
#95211perplex
#100265vexation
#102610solicitude
#104507cark
#110802douse
#112349perturb
#121386tizzy
#127183rile
#179003swage
#187910misgiving
#219145mortify
#231498nark
#292081anesthetize
#311709disconcert

How to use trouble in a sentence?

  1. Ken Burns:

    We're in an age when everybody wants to suggest that we should separate and go back to some pure, singular American thing, it never existed. We've always been a mutt. We've always been a mongrel. And if you try to say that country music is identified more with that, you're already in trouble because it's just not true.

  2. Theresa Rucks:

    She shouldn’t have been in any kind of trouble. Now it turned out to be where she’s in McCracken because the assistant principal did not like what her shirt had read, they got her with resisting arrest for a shirt that was peaceful protesting.

  3. Lotte Akiko Nielsen:

    He has a good head, but he gets into trouble from time to time.

  4. Nina McLemore boutiquesNina McLemore:

    It became clear to me that my bank was going to have trouble, so we moved banks.

  5. Katie Marsh:

    It got so bad that I had trouble getting out of bed, getting off and on the toilet and even dressing myself.


Translations for trouble

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مشكلةArabic
  • бядаBelarusian
  • problemerDanish
  • Anstrengung, Ärger, bekümmern, Bemühung, belästigen, Mühe, Störung, beunruhigen, SchwierigkeitGerman
  • ταλαιπωρίαGreek
  • ĝenoEsperanto
  • agobiar, molestar, fastidiarSpanish
  • mekkala, ongelma, selkkaus, vaivata, vaiva, vaikeus, häiriö, levottomuus, hankaluus, vaivannäkö, tappeluFinnish
  • peine, déranger, troublerFrench
  • cráighIrish
  • teanntachd, dragh, buair, trioblaid, buaireas, cuir dragh air, duilgheadas, èiginnScottish Gaelic
  • तकलीफ़, कष्टHindi
  • bajHungarian
  • MasalahIndonesian
  • guaio, tumulto, disturbare, agitare, dissesto, problema, difficoltà, esagitare, impiccio, infastidire, problemiItalian
  • צרותHebrew
  • 心配事, 厄介事, 迷惑, 揉め事, 手数を掛ける, 障害, 骨折り, 問題, 面倒を掛ける, 厄介Japanese
  • 수고Korean
  • tribulatioLatin
  • traucētLatvian
  • raru, māreherehe, mohoMāori
  • kłopoty, niepokoić, przeszkadzać, trud, problem, kłopot, dokuczaćPolish
  • problema, molestar, incomodar, dificuldade, irritarPortuguese
  • necazRomanian
  • заботы, неприятность, побеспокоить, труд, хлопоты, перебой, проблема, беда, горе, обеспокоить, встревожить, трудность, волновать, потревожить, затруднение, взволновать, усилие, беспокоить, тревожить, неполадки, злоключениеRussian
  • problemSwedish
  • vurugu, gayaSwahili
  • pahirapan, istorboTagalog
  • sıkıntı, arıza, başağrısı, efor, problem, gayretTurkish
  • халепаUkrainian
  • تکلیف, کشٹUrdu
  • rujhe, mehinWalloon

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