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Adjective
Causing worry, distress or anxiety
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“There have been some disturbing reports of corruption within our ranks.”
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Causing annoyance, anger or frustration
“I had immense trouble sleeping due to the disturbing noise from the neighbor's party.”
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Causing embarrassment or discomfort due to an awkward situation
“There was a disturbing silence as I fumbled through my notes during the presentation.”
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Causing or tending to cause disruption
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Not favorable or auspicious
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Surprisingly impressive or notable
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Unsuitable for some particular purpose
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Causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
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Causing disruption or annoyance through being unwelcome or uninvited
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Intended to provoke or make fun of someone in a playful way
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Resembling a squawk
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Persistent or pressing, often annoyingly so
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Inadequate, substandard or not satisfactory
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Verb
To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
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Present participle for to upset or worry
“He had been disturbed by the news of the attack.”
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Present participle for interfere with the normal arrangement or functioning of
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“The whole rationale of symbolic gestures requires that they disrupt and disturb the secular order.”
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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.”
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Present participle for to put into a new position
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Present participle for to shake or vibrate jerkily or nervously
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“A gentle wave or two disturbing the surface.”
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Present participle for to cause to feel alarm or fright
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Present participle for to influence, usually emotionally
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Present participle for encroach or intrude on
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(usually in the negative) Present participle for to handle, especially in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect
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Present participle for to meddle or intervene
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Present participle for invade another's property, business
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Present participle for to move (something) from one place to another
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Present participle for to interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity
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Present participle for knock or force out of position
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Present participle for to continue to bring up as a point of contention
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Present participle for disturb the status quo
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Present participle for cause trouble
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Present participle for break in or encroach on something
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Present participle for to stop or interrupt an action, process or operation
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Present participle for search unsystematically and untidily through something
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Present participle for to tear (something) into pieces
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Present participle for to move around or sideways unsteadily
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Present participle for to capture or attack suddenly and unexpectedly
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Teasing
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