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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
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“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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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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Inadequate, substandard or, not satisfactory
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Suggestive of immorality or seediness
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Verb
To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
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“Excuse me, I don't mean to disturb you, but there's something I just have to tell you.”
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Present participle for to cause to feel alarmed or worried
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“The Queen of England is very suspicious lest the King should come to terms with Spain, which would greatly disturb her.”
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Present participle for to cause to feel distressed, saddened or upset
“Her own devoted nurse was very sick in bed that day, and they did not venture at first to disturb her with news of her missing pet.”
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Present participle for to interfere with the normal arrangement or functioning of
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“He won't disturb the neat order of your little world for long. He'll leave you by and by.”
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Present participle for to physically agitate or stir up
“A gentle wind out of the northwest was not sufficient to disturb the surface of the lake, which, like a giant mirror, reflected the wide expanse of sky.”
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Present participle for to scare or instill fear
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Present participle for to provoke or instigate someone into action
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Present participle for to obstruct or get in the way of an operation or process
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Present participle for to influence, usually emotionally
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Present participle for to put into a new position
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Present participle for to knock or force out of position
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Present participle for encroach or intrude on
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Present participle for to overcome with mental or emotional stress
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Present participle for to interfere in matters that are not one's concern
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Present participle for to shake or vibrate jerkily or nervously
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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 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 to stop or interrupt an action, process or operation
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Present participle for to tear (something) into pieces
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Present participle for to undermine or compromise the integrity of something
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Present participle for to capture or attack suddenly and unexpectedly
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The act of deliberately pestering or annoying someone
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Teasing
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