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Trubillit, Trublit, ppl. adj. Also: trublyt, troublit, -ed, tribulit. [ME and e.m.E. trubled (a1325), troubled (c1450).]

1. Of persons, their minds, spirits, etc.: Afflicted, agitated, overwrought. (a) He micht nocht speik, bot kissit him tenderly, His trubillit [L. troublit] spreit was in ane extasy; Wall. (1570) ii 427.
Off kingis fer I dar mak no rahers, My febill mynd, my trublyt spreit rewers; Wall. ix 316.
Thy trublit gaist sall neir moir be degest … Quhill that ane abbot … fle up in the air; Dunb. (OUP) 160/21.
Thir woful citesanys … Ruschand with trublit mynd … Baith heir and thar; Doug. xiii iv 90.
I red … the thrid of Ysaye, the quhilk causit my trublit spreit to trymmyl for dredour; Compl. 23/24.
When scho was so weirrie, formurnit, and forweipit, With trubillit spreit and frayitlie, scho sleipit; Clar. iii 926.
(b) Releif of our troublit and afflicht sprite; 1569 Q. Mary in Facs. Nat. MSS III lix.
(c) As a … hertlie mother, haifand compassioun of hir tribulit sones; Winȝet I 96/20.

2. a. Of a state of affairs: Disturbed, disorderly, turbulent. b. Of clouds: Lowering, stormy. c. Of water: Turbid. a. [The king] haueing oftymes tane grite panes and trauellis for quieting of the troublit estate of the North Cuntrey; 1596 Crim. Trials I ii 363.
b. The light of the sune is obscurit & darknit be the thiknes of trublit cluds; Fowler II 42/25.
c. The river Tyber [is] of a troubled and muddy colour; Lithgow Trav. i 12.

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