Synonyms for (noun) trouble

trouble, difficulty

an effort that is inconvenient

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

trouble, problem

a source of difficulty

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

LESS SPECIFIC: difficulty


an event causing distress or pain

what is the trouble?; heart trouble

hassle, fuss, trouble, bother

an angry disturbance

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

LESS SPECIFIC: perturbation, disturbance

trouble, worry

a strong feeling of anxiety

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



an unwanted pregnancy

he got several girls in trouble

LESS SPECIFIC: pregnancy, maternity, gestation

Synonyms for (verb) trouble

trouble, ail, pain

cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed


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

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

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

LESS SPECIFIC: trouble, disturb, upset

trouble, disturb, upset

move deeply

This book upset me; A troubling thought

LESS SPECIFIC: affect, strike, move, impress

bother, trouble, trouble oneself, inconvenience oneself

take the trouble to do something; concern oneself

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

LESS SPECIFIC: strain, strive, reach

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

to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

Sorry to trouble you, but...