Trou"ble (?), a. Troubled; dark;
gloomy. [Obs.] "With full trouble cheer." Chaucer.
Trou"ble, n. [F. trouble, OF.
troble, truble. See Trouble, v. t.]
1. The state of being troubled; disturbance;
agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
Lest the fiend . . . some new trouble
Foul whisperings are abroad; unnatural deeds Shak.
Do breed unnatural troubles.
2. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or
vexation; that which afflicts.
3. (Mining) A fault or interruption in a
To get into trouble, to get into difficulty or
danger. [Colloq.] -- To take the trouble, to be
at the pains; to exert one's self; to give one's self
She never took the trouble to close
Syn. -- Affliction; disturbance; perplexity; annoyance;
molestation; vexation; inconvenience; calamity; misfortune; adversity;
embarrassment; anxiety; sorrow; misery.
Trou"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Troubled (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Troubling.] [F. troubler, OF. trobler, trubler,
tourbler,fr. (assumed) LL. turbulare, L. turbare to
disorderly group, a little crowd; both from turba a disorder,
tumult, crowd; akin to Gr. ?, and perhaps to E. thorp; cf. Skr.
tvar, tur,o hasten. Cf. Turbid.] 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
2. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress;
to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
Now is my soul troubled. John xii.
Take the boy to you; he so troubles me Shak.
'T is past enduring.
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
Syn. -- To disturb; perplex; afflict; distress; grieve; harass;
annoy; tease; vex; molest.