Synonyms of 'trouble'
You've caused a lot of trouble.
The move follows growing public concern over the spread of the disease.
His last years were overshadowed by financial worry.
Katy could not think clearly when under stress.
His voice was full of anxiety.
He tried to appear casual, but he couldn't conquer his unease.
There is growing public disquiet.
To her annoyance the stranger did not go away.
She was in a state of emotional agitation.
the tribulations and vexations we have to put up with
Your trouble is that you can't take the rejection.
His book has its shortcomings.
the economic problems of the inner city
He had invented an imaginary son, in order to make up for his real son's failings.
His manners always made her blind to his faults.
His main weakness was his violent temper.
The report pointed out the defects in the present system.
He concedes that there are imperfections in the socialist system.
She tells me her troubles. I tell her mine.
Her mouth grew stiff with pain and distress.
It has caused terrible suffering to animals.
Her eyes were filled with pain.
the torments of being a writer
Many people are suffering economic hardship.
the joys and sorrows of family life
He listened to my tale of woe.
For the first time he felt irritation at her methods.
He had had his full share of misfortunes.
He had been the cause of so much heartache.
the trials and tribulations of everyday life
He had never before had any heart trouble.
The pharmacist can assist you with the treatment of common ailments.
illnesses such as heart disease
Eczema is a common skin complaint.
Paul was unwell last night with a stomach upset.
She returned to her family home to recover from an illness.
a rare nerve disorder that can cause paralysis of the arms
Riot police are being deployed to prevent any trouble.
He called on the authorities to stop public disorder.
‘Whatever is that row?’ she demanded.
The National Security Council has met to discuss ways of preventing a military conflict.
The real danger is civil unrest in the east of the country.
During the disturbance, three men were hurt.
Just like him to make such a to-do about it.
an international furore over the plan
The announcement caused uproar in the crowd.
He foments discord among the allies.
In the ensuing fracas many were killed.
He heard a terrible commotion outside.
He had left before the rumpus started.
breach of the peace
Round one ended to a tumult of whistles, screams and shouts.
He caused an affray at a pub.
I was scared by the hullabaloo over my arrival.
kerfuffle (British , informal)
biffo (Australian , slang)
He's no trouble at all, but his brother is rude and selfish.
Most men hate the bother of shaving.
My neighbour's a real pest.
Don't allow a minor irritation to mar your ambitions.
I don't think it's worth the money or the hassle.
He can be a bit of a nuisance when he's drunk.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused during the repairs.
He said the issue was not a major irritant.
cause of annoyance
You've saved us a lot of trouble by helping.
A great deal of effort had been put into the planning.
This needs time and a lot of hard work.
He never seemed to have a care in the world.
the labour of seeding, planting and harvesting
a young lad's struggle to support his poverty-stricken family
panting from the exertion of climbing the stairs
a charity that helps women in trouble with the law
There is only one difficulty. The hardest thing is to leave.
hot water (informal)
The decision will leave her in a predicament.
deep water (informal)
In a tight spot there is no one I would sooner see than Frank.
I've got myself into a bit of a mess.
The issue raises a moral dilemma.
We got into terrible scrapes.
Connie had got herself into a real pickle this time.
Is anything troubling you?
That kind of jealousy doesn't bother me.
‘Why didn't you tell us?’ ‘ didn't want to worry you.’
She warned me not to say anything to upset him.
I did not want to frighten or distress her.
Try making a note of the things that annoy you.
I'm not going to plague you with a lot of questions.
My older brother used to torment me by singing it to me.
We are almost routinely harassed by the police.
My husband started hassling me.
The quickening of time frets me.
The thought of them inheriting all these things agitated her.
My lack of response clearly disconcerted him.
He's obviously disquieted by the experience.
He's always hanging round and pestering me.
Everything about that man vexes me.
He didn't seem to be perturbed by the news.
give someone grief (British , South Africa)
put or get someone's back up
hack you off (informal)
The ulcer had been troubling her for several years.
‘Good morning. I'm sorry to trouble you.’
Man is born unto trouble[Bible: Job]
Double, double, toil and trouble– Macbeth]
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you
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If you are afflicted by pain, illness, or disaster, it affects you badly and makes you suffer.
There are four main problems that afflict these people.
An affray is a noisy and violent fight, especially in a public place.
He caused an affray at a pub.
Thesaurus for trouble from the Collins English Thesaurus
You can refer to problems or difficulties as trouble .