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troubled

adjective
     
troub‧led
1 worried or anxious
Benson looked troubled when he heard the news.
2 having many problems:
These are troubled times for the coal industry.
the troubled electronics company
3

troubled waters

a difficult situation, especially where there is a lot of disagreement and problems:
We don't want to enter the troubled waters of race and religion.
pour oil on troubled waters (=try to make an angry situation calmer)

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