troubling


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  • adj

Synonyms for troubling

causing distress or worry or anxiety

References in classic literature ?
He discovers what is puzzling you, or what is troubling you, or what your need is, before you can get the half of it out, and he promptly says, "Leave that to me.
She had been saved from foolishness and error; kept from troubling her poor mother; prevented from angering and mortifying her aunts.
Nothing of the sort was visible; and when I asked a waiter if any one had been to inquire after a Miss Eyre, I was answered in the negative: so I had no resource but to request to be shown into a private room: and here I am waiting, while all sorts of doubts and fears are troubling my thoughts.
Heathcliff,' I said earnestly, 'you must excuse me for troubling you.
There is no necessity for my troubling you additionally with a message.
For, in these times, as the mender of roads worked, solitary, in the dust, not often troubling himself to reflect that dust he was and to dust he must return, being for the most part too much occupied in thinking how little he had for supper and how much more he would eat if he had it--in these times, as he raised his eyes from his lonely labour, and viewed the prospect, he would see some rough figure approaching on foot, the like of which was once a rarity in those parts, but was now a frequent presence.