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Synonyms Dictionary

9. worry, concern, Scot. fash, alarm, distress; anxiety, trepidation, uneasiness, fear and trembling; agitation, disquiet, unrest, disturbance, excitement, distraction.
10. trial, tribulation, ordeal; affliction, visitation, curse, blight; shock, shocker, blow, jolt, bolt from the blue,
Psychiatry,

trauma; reverse, reversal, check, setback, comedown, bringdown, bitter pill; load, burden, weight, heavy load or

burden, cross, cross to bear; inconvenience, difficulty, disadvantage, handicap.
11. nuisance, pest,
Inf.

headache, Inf.

pain, Sl.

pain in the neck or

rear, Sl.

hassle; gadfly, buttonholer, Sl. nudnik; nag, pesterer, harasser, heckler, badgerer.
12. in trouble (
all out of wedlock)

pregnant, with child, childing, in a delicate condition, Inf.

expecting, Inf.

in the family way, U.S. Sl.

knocked-up.

troublemaker, n.

stormy petrel, mischief-maker, malcontent, Fr. frondeur;

gadfly, buttonholer, consumer advocate, Nader raider; instigator, inciter, agitator, provoker, agitprop, fomenter; incendiary, firebrand; rabble-rouser, demagogue; rioter, hooligan, brawler, tough, affrayer, street-fighting man, street fighter, rowdy; meddler, intermeddler, busybody, interloper, marplot, Sl.

buttinsky; gossip, gossipmonger, scandalmonger.

troubleshooter, n.1. diplomat, negotiator, mediator, arbitrator, make-peace, peacemaker.
2. repairman, serviceman, trouble man, mender, fixer,
Inf

Mr. Fixit.

troublesome, adj.

1. vexatious, bothersome, pestering, Inf.

pesky, Inf.

pestiferous, hectoring, harassing; hounding, dogging, nagging, tormenting, persecuting; troubling, thorny, fretful, worrisome, worrying, Archaic. except Dial,

plaguey; confusing, confounding, disconcerting, bewildering, perplexing; puzzling, enigmatic, baffling.
2. laborious, arduous, strenuous, uphill, hard, difficult; burdensome, onerous, oppressive.

trough, n.

1. manger, feedbox, box.
2. channel, flume, conduit, duct,
Civ. Eng.

aqueduct, canal; chute, shoot, gutter, eaves-trough, open tube; drain, sewer, cloaca, culvert; trench, ditch, moat, fosse, Brit,

sough; furrow, groove, race, rut, chase; depression, hollow, hole, cut, track.

trounce, v. 1. beat, thrash, flog, Inf.

lambaste, Archaic,

belabor, pound, batter, pummel, hit soundly, Inf.

whale; Inf.

give it to, Sl.

let [s.o.] have it, Sl.

sock it to, Sl.

give [s.o.] the business, Sl.

work [s.o.] over, Sl.

give [s.o.] the works.
2. punish, chastise, discipline, castigate.
3. defeat, vanquish, worst, beat
or

beat out, Inf. trim; Inf.

whip, drub, Inf.

whump, Inf.

wallop, Sl. clobber, beat by a mile or

country mile, win by a landslide, U.S. Sl.

skunk; beat up, Inf.

lick, Sl.

shellac, Sl. cream, Sl.

kill; flatten, prostrate, knock out, k.o.; pulverize, maul, Sl.

beat to a pulp, Sl.

beat into the ground, Sl.

beat the tar out of, Sl.

make mincemeat of, Inf.

punch out, Inf.

punch [s.o.'s] face in, Sl.

knock [s.o.'s] block off, Sl.

beat [s.o.'s] brains out.

trousers, n.

pants, drawers, slacks, ducks, Brit. Inf. strides, Brit. Sl.

bags; breeches, knee breeches, Inf. britches, knickers, knickerbockers, plus fours, (among Scottish Highlanders)

trews, Scot. and North Eng. breeks; pantalets, pantaloons, bloomers; overalls, chaps, chaparajos; palazzo pants, (in the Orient)

pajamas, harem pants; pegtops, Sl.

drainpipes, straight-legs; bell-bottoms, hip-huggers, flares; jeans, bluejeans, dungarees, denims, Trademark.

Levi's; chinos, khakis, fatigues, whites, tweeds, flannels, corduroys, Inf

cords, Sl.

whistle britches; clam diggers, pedal pushers; shorts, bermuda shorts, bermudas, walking shorts, (in Bavaria)

lederhosen, Inf.

cut-offs.

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