troublesome, burdensome, annoying; troubled ...a1572 obs.
irregularly from classical Latin molestus (troublesome, burdensome, annoying) + -uous
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
a1572 - see EXAMPLE below
"...We acknowledge, O Lord, that afflictions are molestuous, noisome, and hard to be borne with of frail flesh, but Christ Jesus hath suffered heavier torments forus, and we have deserved more than we sustain, who so oft have merited the very hells..."
From: The Book of Common Order
- John Knox