(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. affliction, distress, misfortune, adversity, calamity; disorder, unrest; difficulty; pains, exertion, effort, anxiety, perturbation, sorrow, worry. —v. disturb, disquiet, perturb; annoy, molest, harass, agitate; worry, distress, grieve; afflict, ail, plague; inconvenience.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Difficulty]
Syn. strain, stress, struggle; see difficulty 1 , 2 .
2. [A person or thing causing trouble]
Syn. annoyance, difficult situation, bother, bind, hindrance, difficulty, task, puzzle, predicament, plight, problem, fear, worry, concern, inconvenience, nuisance, disturbance, calamity, catastrophe, crisis, negative function, delay, quarrel, dispute, affliction, intrusion, disquiet, irritation, trial, pain, pique, ordeal, discomfort, injury, adversity, hang-up, case, bore, gossip, problem child, pestiferous person, meddler, pest, tease, tiresome person, talkative person, inconsiderate person, intruder, troublemaker, fly in the ointment*, monkey wrench*, headache*, smart aleck*, buttinski*, brat*, handful*, holy terror*, bad news*, botheration*, peck of trouble*; see also care 2 .
Ant. aid*, help, comfort*.
3. [Illness]
Syn. malady, ailment, affliction; see disease .
4. [Civil disorder]
Syn. riot, turmoil, strife; see disturbance 2 .
5. [A quarrel]
Syn. argument, feud, bickering; see dispute , fight 1 .
in trouble,
Syn. in a quandary, in difficulty, in a predicament, out on a limb, in chancery, unfortunate, having trouble, in hot water*, in dutch*, in for it*, in bad*, up the creek*, up a tree*, in the doghouse*, in a jam*; see also troubled 1 , unfortunate 2 .
Syn. with child, pregnant out of wedlock, expecting*, knocked up*; see pregnant 1 .
1. [To disturb]
Syn. disconcert, annoy, irritate; see bother 3 , disturb 2 .
2. [To take care]
Syn. be concerned with, make an effort, take pains; see bother 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. difficulty distress, problem, predicament, hardship, *hot water, *fix, mess, *scrape, *deep doodoo, spot, dire straits, bind, hole, jam, *pickle, *sticky wicket, adversity, bad news, misfortune, heavy weather, danger, calamity, tribulation, pain, suffering, misery, grief, woe. ''The tools by which God fashions us for better things.''— Henry Ward Beecher. ''What you make it.''—Edmund Cooke.
2. disturbance agitation, turmoil, disorder, unrest, rebellion, discord, upset, discontent.
3. bother effort, pains, inconvenience, difficulty, headache, work, labor, stress, strain, exertion, *pain in the neck, *pain in the ass.
4. troubling person or thing *pain, *pain in the neck, *pain in the ass, *bad news, troublemaker, nuisance, nag.
ANT.: 1. ease, pleasure. 2. peace, tranquility, calm
1. disturb bother, inconvenience, put out, discommode, *bug, impose upon, harass, burden, distress, perturb, pain, worry, upset, stress, agitate, fluster.
2. make an effort take pains, exert.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The condition of being in need of immediate assistance: distress, exigence, exigency, hot water. See HELP. 2. The state or quality of being inconvenient: discomfort, incommodiousness, incommodity, inconvenience. See COMFORT. 3. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition: box1, corner, deep water, difficulty, dilemma, Dutch, fix, hole, hot spot, hot water, jam, plight1, predicament, quagmire, scrape, soup. Informal: bind, pickle, spot. See EASY. 4. A cause of distress or anxiety: care, concern, worry. See CONCERN. 5. The use of energy to do something: effort, endeavor, exertion, pain (used in plural), strain1, striving, struggle, while. Informal: elbow grease. See WORK. II verb 1. To cause anxious uneasiness in: ail, cark, concern, distress, worry. See CONCERN. 2. To come to mind continually: haunt, obsess, torment, weigh on (or upon). See REPETITION. 3. To cause inconvenience for: discomfort, discommode, incommode, inconvenience, put out. See COMFORT.

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