Synonyms for trouble

Synonyms for (noun) trouble

Synonyms: trouble, difficulty

Definition: an effort that is inconvenient

Usage: I went to a lot of trouble; he won without any trouble; had difficulty walking; finished the test only with great difficulty

Similar words: effort, elbow grease, travail, sweat, exertion

Definition: use of physical or mental energy; hard work

Usage: he got an A for effort; they managed only with great exertion


Synonyms: trouble, problem

Definition: a source of difficulty

Usage: one trouble after another delayed the job; what's the problem?

Similar words: difficulty

Definition: a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

Usage: serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent


Synonyms: trouble

Definition: an event causing distress or pain

Usage: what is the trouble?; heart trouble

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: hassle, fuss, trouble, bother

Definition: an angry disturbance

Usage: he didn't want to make a fuss; they had labor trouble; a spot of bother

Similar words: perturbation, disturbance

Definition: activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

Usage: the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset; he looked around for the source of the disturbance; there was a disturbance of neural function


Synonyms: trouble, worry

Definition: a strong feeling of anxiety

Usage: his worry over the prospect of being fired; it is not work but worry that kills; he wanted to die and end his troubles

Similar words: anxiety

Definition: a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune


Synonyms: trouble

Definition: an unwanted pregnancy

Usage: he got several girls in trouble

Similar words: pregnancy, maternity, gestation

Definition: the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

Synonyms for (verb) trouble

Synonyms: trouble, ail, pain

Definition: cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

Similar words: hurt

Definition: give trouble or pain to

Usage: This exercise will hurt your back


Synonyms: distract, disorder, disquiet, perturb, trouble, unhinge, cark

Definition: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

Usage: She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

Similar words: trouble, disturb, upset

Definition: move deeply

Usage: This book upset me; A troubling thought


Synonyms: trouble, disturb, upset

Definition: move deeply

Usage: This book upset me; A troubling thought

Similar words: affect, strike, move, impress

Definition: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Usage: This child impressed me as unusually mature; This behavior struck me as odd


Synonyms: bother, trouble, trouble oneself, inconvenience oneself

Definition: take the trouble to do something; concern oneself

Usage: He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday; Don't bother, please

Similar words: strain, strive, reach

Definition: to exert much effort or energy

Usage: straining our ears to hear


Synonyms: incommode, inconvenience, trouble, bother, discommode, disoblige, put out

Definition: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

Usage: Sorry to trouble you, but...

Similar words: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

Definition: have an effect upon

Usage: Will the new rules affect me?