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Adjective
Causing worry or anxiety
“There are disturbing reports of killings.”
Adjective
Causing annoyance
“… a disturbing visit by the next-door neighbor while I was trying to study.”
Adjective
Causing embarrassment
“… there was a disturbing silence as I struggled to remember her name.”
Adjective
Marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings
“… a disturbing pause in the normally smooth operation of the machinery.”
Verb
Present participle for to upset or worry
“He had been disturbed by the news of the attack.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Present participle for to change the place or position of
“… the items on her desk had been disturbed by someone.”
Verb
“A gentle wave or two disturbing the surface.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause discomfort to or trouble for
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