troublemaker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n troublemaker someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
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Quotations

  • Mignon McLaughlin
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    “Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”
  • Eric Hoffer
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    “We all have private ails. The troublemakers are they who need public cures for their private ails.”

Usage

In literature:

Even cops seemed to recognize that there was something peculiarly unworldly and uncriminal about this particular troublemaker.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
He calls them troublemakers, seducers of poor consciences.
"Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians" by Martin Luther
He was a natural troublemaker.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
Yet the bloody shirt lingered long as a troublemaker, and was invoked by both parties.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
This affair will sweep those troublemakers off the map, or I'm a beggar!
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
That's all except that you are a selfish, hateful troublemaker.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
He's a trouble-curer, not a troublemaker, except for himself.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
If the troublemakers are armed, you have to be armed too.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
Earth used it as an escape valve for her troublemakers.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
You are a great troublemaker.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
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In news:

She says Miranda is the "good granddaughter" and her 17-year-old sister, "Amy," is the "troublemaker.
Hanson Gets Sweet With Weezer's ' Troublemaker '.
A ' Troublemaker ' Looks Back on an Era of Hope and Upheaval The Nation.
On Thursday, Business Insider assembled a gallery of the "young troublemakers " who received job offers after hacking into Facebook, Apple and the websites of other big-name companies.
All Blogs PageViews Fantasia Barrino is a Literary Troublemaker .
Is now in stores, and the band has released the official video to go along with their song " Troublemaker " from that album.
Olly Murs releases " Troublemaker " video.
Last week, we gave you the lyric video for British cutie Olly Murs' new single " Troublemaker ".
INTERVIEWS Green Day Make No Trouble in ' Troublemaker ' Video.
The Kills Are Hot, Alison Mosshart's Drunk, Amy Schumer's Not a Racist, and Eugene Mirman's a Troublemaker.
Alejandro Aguilera's transformation from troublemaker to student leader was, to many, a living example of what a great school can accomplish.
The most innocent-looking people are usually the biggest troublemakers, and I think the same rule applies to puppies.
Lucero denied that claim and said his neighbor has been the troublemaker around the Zia Tres Apartment Complex on Marquette near San Mateo and Copper.
The Netherlands is no exception – troublemakers in the 19th century were exiled to live in special villages in Drenthe and Overijssel outside Amsterdam.
All Blogs PageViews Fantasia Barrino is a Literary Troublemaker.
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In science:

The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that one can avoid the explicit solution of “troublemaking” problems (21.b), and use instead the easy-toupdate “logarithmic” representations at the cost of a randomized computation of Fx (·).
A randomized Mirror-Prox method for solving structured large-scale matrix saddle-point problems
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