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.
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,