troublemaking

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Etymology[edit]

From trouble +‎ making.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɹʌb(ə)lmeɪkɪŋ/

Adjective[edit]

troublemaking (comparative more troublemaking, superlative most troublemaking)

  1. Causing trouble.
    • 2005, Christopher Hitchens, "André Malraux: One Man's Fate", New York Times Book Review, 10 Apr 2005:
      Moving to Saignon in the mid-1920s, he helped to produce a troublemaking newspaper, L'Indochine, which ventilated the many complaints of the Vietnamese about forced labor, land expropriation, and police brutality.

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Noun[edit]

troublemaking (uncountable)

  1. Causing trouble; acting in a disruptive way
    • 2007 July 26, Anna Jane Grossman, “Is Junie B. Jones Talking Trash?”, New York Times:
      The spunky kindergartener (first grader in more recent volumes) is prone to troublemaking, often calls people names and isn’t averse to talking back to her teachers.

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