troubled

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troubled(
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buhld
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (anxious)
a. preocupado
He looked troubled when I told him that I hadn't seen her for days.Parecía preocupado cuando le dije que hacía días que no la veía.
b. inquieto
I was troubled about the increasing violence in the area.Me tenía inquieto la violencia creciente en la zona.
c. de preocupación (a look or expression)
"I just don't know how we're going to resolve this," Bill said with a troubled look."Simplemente no sé cómo vamos a resolver esto", dijo Bill con mirada de preocupación.
d. agitado (mind or sleep)
He sought rest for his troubled mind and his tortured soul in the solitude of the mountain.Buscó descanso para su mente agitada y su alma torturada en la soledad de la montaña.
2. (problematic)
a. problemático
Hector had a troubled childhood, but he worked hard and grew up to be a successful doctor.Hector tuvo una niñez problemática, pero se esforzó mucho y llegó a ser un médico exitoso.
b. lleno de problemas
From day one, this has been a troubled project.Desde el primer día, este proyecto estuvo lleno de problemas.
c. conflictivo
The NGO is working to make a positive change in that troubled neighborhood.La ONG está trabajando para lograr un cambio a mejor en ese barrio tan conflictivo.
d. conflictuado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It's hard to find piece of mind in a troubled world.Es difícil encontrar paz interior en un mundo conflictuado.
e. turbulento (period of time)
My parents' divorce was a troubled time for all of us.El divorcio de mis padres fue una época turbulenta para todos.
f. aquejado de problemas (a region, industry, or company)
The country's troubled economy could bring down the government.La economía del país, tan aquejada de problemas, podría acabar con el gobierno.
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troubled
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (person, look)
a. preocupado(a), inquieto(a)
2. (period, region)
a. agitado(a)
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troubled [ˈtrʌbld]
adjective
1 (worried) [+person] preocupado; desazonado; [+mind] preocupado; agitado; [+conscience] intranquilo
...his self imposed exile in the forest to calm his troubled [mind]... she still had a troubled conscience about the affair
[+expression, face, look] de preocupación
...Sam's troubled [face]... she had a troubled look on her face
he was deeply troubled estaba profundamente preocupado or desazonado; he was a lonely, troubled man era un hombre que estaba solo y sin sosiego; she fell into a troubled sleep cayó en un sueño inquieto or agitado
2 (beset by problems) [+life, marriage, relationship] lleno de problemas; aquejado de problemas
This can be a sign of a troubled [relationship] Despite her screen success, Bardot has had a troubled life ...putting additional strain upon his daughter' s troubled [marriage].
[+period of time] turbulento
...all through the troubled [days] in Palermo,... they lived through troubled times
[+area, country, region] conflictivo
Government of the troubled [areas] has been left too long with colonial administrators. ...in the troubled north Indian state of Punjab
[+company, bank, industry] aquejado de problemas
...government support for troubled banks ...Britain's troubled car [industry]... ...troubled sectors of the German economy
these are troubled times estos son tiempos difíciles
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