What is the difference between "troublesome" and "annoying", especially when used to describe a person?
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To call someone troublesome could be a neutral observation, perhaps the person is not bothering you yourself but maybe just generates trouble for someone else or himself
for example, someone hanging about and getting into trouble
this person's activities actively irritates you.
A troublesome person actually causes trouble which is perceivable and perhaps even tangible and measurable. An annoying person irritates you and changes your mood. The difference between the two is in the nature of the outcome.
A troublesome person may cause annoyance but an annoying one need not necessarily cause trouble.