troubled

troubled
[[t]trʌ̱b(ə)ld[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is troubled is worried because they have problems.

Rose sounded deeply troubled...

She was conscious of a troubled expression on Ann's face.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A troubled place, situation, organization, or time has many problems or conflicts.

There is much we can do to help this troubled country...

Anyone who has been in a troubled relationship will sympathise with Sue...

But these are troubled times and many people fear for the future.

3) to pour oil on troubled waterssee oil

English dictionary. 2008.

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