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trouble +‎ -some

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹʌbəlsəm/, /ˈtɹʌbl̩səm/
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troublesome (comparative more troublesome, superlative most troublesome)

  1. Causing trouble or anxiety
    Synonyms: vexatious, burdensome, wearisome
    The computer has been very troublesome for me. It never works when I need to use it.
    • 2022 June 15, Christian Wolmar, “What do the railways need and how can we fulfil that need?”, in RAIL, number 959, page 45:
      The problem is that the likes of Shapps and his boss Boris Johnson are eager for a fight with the unions. They are being deliberately provocative, so they can portray railway workers as 'troublesome trots'.

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