Word of the Day: Trouble

TROU-ble / trəb(ə)l


a problem; difficulty

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all: this, too, shall pass.

Ann Landers, 1918-2002


a dangerous or concerning situation

Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.

Voltaire, 1694-1778


civil conflict or disorder

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Thomas Paine, 1737-1809


physical ailment

If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

Bob Hope, 1903-2003


mental anxiety; distress

A contented mind is the best source for trouble.

Plautus, c. 254 BC-185 BC


bothersome exertion

To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.

Mark Twain, 1835-1910



to cause or be an annoyance or bother

One could not pluck a flower without troubling star.

Loren Eiseley, 1907-1977


to cause emotional unrest

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be.

Virgil, 70 BC-19 BC