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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trou·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Troubled p. pr. & vb. n. Troubling.]
 1. To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
    An angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water.   --John v. 4.
    God looking forth will trouble all his host.   --Milton.
 2. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
    Now is my soul troubled.   --John xii. 27.
 Take the boy to you; he so troubles me
 'T is past enduring.   --Shak.
    Never trouble yourself about those faults which age will cure.   --Locke.
 3. To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
 Syn: -- To disturb; perplex; afflict; distress; grieve; harass; annoy; tease; vex; molest.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"
            [syn: distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing,
             worrisome, worrying]