troubled

Use the adjective troubled to describe someone who is upset or distressed, or a situation that is difficult. If your mom and your sister fight a lot, often bitterly, you might say that their relationship is troubled.

A troubled neighborhood might be one that faces problems like poverty and crime. If you are troubled, however, you might simply be worried — and the troubled expression on your face might be enough to make your friends ask you what's wrong. The figurative phrase "troubled waters" means a particularly tough period or situation: "I'll stick with you through troubled waters!"

Definitions of troubled
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adj characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

troubled areas”
“fell into a troubled sleep”
“a troubled expression”
troubled teenagers”
Synonyms:
concerned
feeling or showing worry or solicitude
unquiet
characterized by unrest or disorder
annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered, vexed
troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet
causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
buffeted, storm-tossed, tempest-swept, tempest-tossed, tempest-tost
pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities
careful
full of cares or anxiety
care-laden, heavy-laden
burdened by cares
clouded
made troubled or apprehensive or distressed in appearance
disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried
afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
distressed, hard put, hard-pressed, in a bad way
facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
fraught
marked by distress
hag-ridden, hagridden, tormented
tormented or harassed by nightmares or unreasonable fears
haunted
showing emotional affliction or disquiet
mothy
infested with moths
distressed, stressed
suffering severe physical strain or distress
struggling
engaged in a struggle to overcome especially poverty or obscurity
suffering
troubled by pain or loss
troublous
full of trouble
Antonyms:
untroubled
not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress
unconcerned
lacking in interest or care or feeling
quiet
characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
carefree, unworried
free of trouble and worry and care
clear
characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
dreamless
untroubled by dreams
trouble-free
without problems or difficulties
unconcerned
easy in mind; not worried
undisturbed
untroubled by interference or disturbance
unmolested
not interfered with, disturbed, or harmed
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adj characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

“these troubled areas”
Synonyms:
disruptive, riotous, tumultuous, turbulent
unquiet
characterized by unrest or disorder

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