English

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Etymology

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From trouble +‎ -er.

Noun

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troubler (plural troublers)

  1. One who, or that which, troubles; a disturber.
    • 1644, John Milton, Areopagitica:
      They are the troublers, they are the dividers of unity, who neglect and permit not others to unite those dissever'd peeces which are yet wanting to the body of Truth.

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French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old French trobler, trubler, with metathesis from torbler, tourbler, turbler, from Vulgar Latin *turbulāre, itself either from Latin turbāre or from turbula, diminutive of turba. Compare Occitan trebolar, Romanian tulbura.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /tʁu.ble/
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Verb

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troubler

  1. to disturb, disrupt (order, sleep, judgement etc.)
  2. to disturb, to trouble (someone)
  3. (reflexive) to cloud, become cloudy (of water); to become cloudy, become overcast (of sky)
  4. (reflexive) to become flustered

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