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Synonyms for troubling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying(adj)

    causing distress or worry or anxiety

    "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"

    Synonyms:
    perturbing, unreassuring, worrying, deplorable, sorry, sad, disturbing, lamentable, distressful, worrisome, distressing, pitiful

    Antonyms:
    light

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "troubling":

    disturbing, worrying, worrisome, unsettling, disquieting, alarming, distressing, disruptive, disconcerting, troublesome

How to pronounce troubling?

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

How to say troubling in sign language?

  1. troubling

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#2263sorry
#5071sad
#13075disturbing
#17151worrying
#20864disruptive
#23144alarming
#25814troubling
#26847troublesome
#40996pitiful
#41367unsettling
#42423distressing
#53315worrisome
#55032deplorable
#57101disconcerting
#93966disquieting
#95216lamentable
#136318perturbing
#262675distressful

How to use troubling in a sentence?

  1. Eileen Curran:

    It’s troubling to hear that a person’s disability would be made fun of by others, multiple sclerosis, which affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide, is an often misunderstood disease.

  2. Ron Wyden:

    Given that Treasury Department has responded to my oversight questions, I have agreed to allow the nominations hearing for Brett McIntosh, Brian Callanan, and Brian McGuire to move forward so I can ask them directly about their involvement in this and other troubling episodes.

  3. Heidi Heitkamp:

    After meeting her and talking with former leaders in our intelligence community, I have concluded that Gina Haspel meets these standards. I am therefore planning to vote to confirm her as Director of CIA, but this was not an easy decision. Ms. Haspel's involvement in torture is deeply troubling, as my friend and colleague, John McCain, so eloquently reminded us. However, Acting Director Haspel explained to me that the agency should not have employed such tactics in the past and has assured me that it will not do so in the future.

  4. I Ching:

    Everything proceeds as if of its own accord, and this can all too easily tempt us to relax and let things take their course without troubling over details. Such indifference is the root of all evil.

  5. Michael Verseckes:

    We are looking at everything and exploring all options, passenger safety is the highest priority for the MBTA and this highly troubling incident is under investigation by Transit Police detectives.


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