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 for troubled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trouble \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.
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              An angel went down at a certain season into the
              pool, and troubled the water.         --John v. 4.
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              God looking forth will trouble all his host.
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     2. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to
        grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
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              Now is my soul troubled.              --John xii.
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              Take the boy to you; he so troubles me
              'T is past enduring.                  --Shak.
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              Never trouble yourself about those faults which age
              will cure.                            --Locke.
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     3. To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite
        phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the
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     Syn: To disturb; perplex; afflict; distress; grieve; harass;
          annoy; tease; vex; molest.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction
             or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a
             troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled
             teenagers" [ant: untroubled]
      2: characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination;
         "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive";
         "riotous times"; "these troubled areas"; "the tumultuous
         years of his administration"; "a turbulent and unruly
         childhood" [syn: disruptive, riotous, troubled,
         tumultuous, turbulent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "troubled":
     abashed, afflicted, aggravated, agitated, all-overish, angry,
     annoyed, anxious, anxioused up, apprehensive, beset, bothered,
     browned-off, bugged, burnt-up, cast down, chafed, chagrined,
     chapfallen, concerned, confused, discomfited, discomforted,
     discomposed, disconcerted, disquieted, distracted, distrait,
     distressed, disturbed, embarrassed, exasperated, excited, fearful,
     feverish, fidgety, flurried, flustered, foreboding, galled, griped,
     harassed, hung up, ill at ease, in a pucker, in a stew,
     inconvenienced, irked, irritated, jittery, jumpy, miffed,
     misgiving, mortified, nervous, nervy, nettled, on tenterhooks,
     out of countenance, overanxious, overapprehensive, peeved,
     perturbed, piqued, plagued, provoked, put to it, put-out, put-upon,
     puzzled, resentful, restless, riled, roiled, ruffled, shaken,
     shaken up, solicitous, sore beset, stirred up, strained,
     suspenseful, tense, tormented, troublous, turbulent, uncomfortable,
     uneasy, unpeaceful, unquiet, unsettled, upset, vexed, worried,

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