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Causing worry or anxiety
“There are disturbing reports of killings.”
Causing annoyance
“… a disturbing visit by the next-door neighbor while I was trying to study.”
Causing embarrassment
“… there was a disturbing silence as I struggled to remember her name.”
Marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings
“… a disturbing pause in the normally smooth operation of the machinery.”
Present participle for to upset or worry
“He had been disturbed by the news of the attack.”
Present participle for interfere with the normal arrangement or functioning of
“The whole rationale of symbolic gestures requires that they disrupt and disturb the secular order.”
Present participle for interrupt the sleep, relaxation, or privacy of
“And no one will be able to disturb the privacy of the bathroom, as the bottom of the window is a little higher than the tub.”
Present participle for to change the place or position of
“… the items on her desk had been disturbed by someone.”
“A gentle wave or two disturbing the surface.”
Present participle for to cause discomfort to or trouble for
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