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cosmetically

  • adverb for cosmetic purposes to improve appearance
    • it is used cosmetically by many women

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fortuity

  • noun anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
    stroke; accident; chance event.
    • winning the lottery was a happy accident
    • the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck
    • it was due to an accident or fortuity

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viscerally

  • adverb in an unreasoning visceral manner
    unreasoningly.
  • adverb in the viscera
    • he is bleeding viscerally

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undercurrent

  • noun a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
    undertone.
  • noun a current below the surface of a fluid
    undertide.

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tuba

  • noun the lowest brass wind instrument
    sousaphone; bass horn.

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undertone

  • noun a quiet or hushed tone of voice
    • spoke in undertones
  • noun a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
    undercurrent.

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profoundly

  • adverb to a great depth psychologically
    deeply.
    • They felt the loss deeply

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stealer

  • noun a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
    thief.

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undercurrent

  • noun a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
    undertone.
  • noun a current below the surface of a fluid
    undertide.

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emotionally

  • adverb in an emotional manner
    • at the funeral he spoke emotionally
  • adverb with regard to emotions
    • emotionally secure

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flashback

  • noun a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
  • noun an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)

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esthetically

  • adverb in a tasteful way
    aesthetically.
    • this building is aesthetically very pleasing

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psychologically

  • adverb with regard to psychology
    • war that caught them in its toils either psychologically or physically
    • the event was very damaging to the child psychologically
  • adverb in terms of psychology
    • classify poetry psychologically

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juxtaposition

  • noun the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
    apposition; collocation.
    • it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors
  • noun a side-by-side position

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sensually

  • adverb in a sultry and sensual manner
    sultrily.
    • the belly dancer mover sensually among the tables

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noise

  • noun sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
    • he enjoyed the street noises
    • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
    • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; dissonance.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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haunting

  • adjective satellite continually recurring to the mind
    persistent.
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy
  • verb follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
    stalk; haunt.
    • her ex-boyfriend stalked her
    • the ghost of her mother haunted her

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premonition

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; boding; presentiment.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • noun an early warning about a future event
    forewarning.

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deeply

  • adverb to a great depth psychologically
    profoundly.
    • They felt the loss deeply
  • adverb to a great depth; far down
    deep.
    • dived deeply
    • dug deep

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presence

  • noun the state of being present; current existence
    • he tested for the presence of radon
  • noun the immediate proximity of someone or something
    front.
    • she blushed in his presence
    • he sensed the presence of danger
    • he was well behaved in front of company

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vaguely

  • adverb in a vague way
    mistily.
    • he looked vaguely familiar
    • he explained it somewhat mistily

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premonition

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; boding; presentiment.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • noun an early warning about a future event
    forewarning.

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mildly

  • adverb to a moderate degree
    • he was mildly interested
  • adverb in a gentle manner
    gently.
    • he talked gently to the injured animal

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rumour

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    hearsay; rumor.
  • verb tell or spread rumors
    rumor; bruit.
    • It was rumored that the next president would be a woman

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unduly

  • adverb to an undue degree
    • she was unduly pessimistic about her future

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nightmare

  • noun a situation resembling a terrifying dream
    incubus.
  • noun a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream

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oddly

  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; peculiarly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly
  • adverb in a strange manner
    queerly; strangely; funnily.
    • a queerly inscribed sheet of paper

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rumor

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    rumour; hearsay.
  • verb tell or spread rumors
    rumour; bruit.
    • It was rumored that the next president would be a woman

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eerily

  • adverb in an unnatural eery manner
    spookily.
    • it was eerily quiet in the chapel

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vibes

  • noun a percussion instrument similar to a xylophone but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators that produce a vibrato sound
    vibraharp; vibraphone.
  • noun a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively
    vibe; vibration.
    • that place gave me bad vibrations
    • it gave me a nostalgic vibe

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psychically

  • adverb from a psychic point of view
    • he was psychically blind

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trend

  • noun a general direction in which something tends to move
    tendency.
    • the shoreward tendency of the current
    • the trend of the stock market
  • noun general line of orientation
    course.
    • the river takes a southern course
    • the northeastern trend of the coast

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uncannily

  • adverb in an uncanny manner
    • uncannily human robots

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insensitivity

  • noun the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
    insensitiveness.

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downright

  • adjective satellite characterized by plain blunt honesty
    • a downright answer
    • a downright kind of person
  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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portent

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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potentially

  • adverb with a possibility of becoming actual
    • he is potentially dangerous
    • potentially useful

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acceleration

  • noun an increase in rate of change
    • modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change
  • noun the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
    quickening; speedup.

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willfully

  • adverb in a willful manner
    wilfully.
    • she had willfully deceived me

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overtone

  • noun (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
    • overtones of despair
  • noun a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
    partial tone; partial.

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minimally

  • adverb to a minimal degree
    • the cells minimally responsive to lines in this orientation will not fire

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portent

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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weirdly

  • adverb in a weird manner
    • she was dressed weirdly

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revelation

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; disclosure.
  • noun an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

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aesthetically

  • adverb in a tasteful way
    esthetically.
    • this building is aesthetically very pleasing

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undertow

  • noun an inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling
    • his account had a poignant undertow of regret
  • noun the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore
    sea purse; sea-puss; sea puss; sea-poose; sea-purse.

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perceptually

  • adverb with regard to perception
    • this task is perceptually very difficult

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undertone

  • noun a quiet or hushed tone of voice
    • spoke in undertones
  • noun a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
    undercurrent.

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strangely

  • adverb in a strange manner
    queerly; funnily; oddly.
    • a queerly inscribed sheet of paper

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influence

  • noun a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    • used her parents' influence to get the job
  • noun causing something without any direct or apparent effort

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strangeness

  • noun unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
    unfamiliarity.
  • noun (physics) one of the six flavors of quark

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doubly

  • adverb to double the degree
    double; twice.
    • she was doubly rewarded
    • his eyes were double bright
  • adverb in a twofold manner
    in two ways.
    • he was doubly wrong

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synergism

  • noun the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
    synergy.
  • noun the theological doctrine that salvation results from the interaction of human will and divine grace

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terribly

  • adverb used as intensifiers
    awful; frightfully; awfully.
    • terribly interesting
    • I'm awful sorry
  • adverb in a terrible manner
    rottenly; abominably; awfully; atrociously; abysmally.
    • she sings terribly

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reminder

  • noun a message that helps you remember something
    • he ignored his wife's reminders
  • noun an experience that causes you to remember something

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faintly

  • adverb to a faint degree or weakly perceived
    • between him and the dim light a form was outlined faintly
    • stars shining faintly through the overcast
    • could hear his distant shouts only faintly
    • the rumors weren't even faintly true

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subtly

  • adverb in a subtle manner
    • late nineteenth-century French opera at its most beautiful, subtly romantic with a twilight melancholy

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dream

  • noun a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
    dreaming.
    • I had a dream about you last night
  • noun imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
    dreaming.
    • he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality

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darkly

  • adverb without light
    in darkness.
    • the river was sliding darkly under the mist
  • adverb in a dark glowering menacing manner
    • he stared darkly at her

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rumination

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun (of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
    • ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination

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equally

  • adverb to the same degree (often followed by `as')
    every bit; as.
    • they were equally beautiful
    • birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly
    • sang as sweetly as a nightingale
    • he is every bit as mean as she is
  • adverb in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way
    evenly.
    • a class evenly divided between girls and boys
    • they split their winnings equally
    • deal equally with rich and poor

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reminder

  • noun a message that helps you remember something
    • he ignored his wife's reminders
  • noun an experience that causes you to remember something

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unbearably

  • adverb to an unbearable degree
    • it was unbearably hot in the room

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specter

  • noun a mental representation of some haunting experience
    ghost; spectre; shade; spook; wraith.
    • he looked like he had seen a ghost
    • it aroused specters from his past
  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    phantom; fantasm; apparition; spectre; phantasma; phantasm.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us

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ethically

  • adverb in an ethical manner; from an ethical point of view; according to ethics
    • he behaved ethically
    • this is ethically unacceptable

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retrospectively

  • adverb in a manner contemplative of past events
    • retrospectively, he seems like a great artist

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avoid

  • verb stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
    • Her former friends now avoid her
  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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regularity

  • noun a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles
    geometrical regularity.
  • noun the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate
    • he was famous for the regularity of his habits

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uselessly

  • adverb in a useless manner
    • the furniture was sitting around uselessly

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glimmer

  • noun a flash of light (especially reflected light)
    gleam; gleaming.
  • noun a slight suggestion or vague understanding
    glimmering; intimation; inkling.
    • he had no inkling what was about to happen

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powerfully

  • adverb in a powerful manner
    strongly.
    • the federal government replaced the powerfully pro-settler Sir Godfrey Huggins with the even tougher and more determined ex-trade unionist
  • adverb in a manner having a powerful influence
    potently.
    • Clytemnestra's ghost crying in the night for vengeance remained most potently in the audience's mind

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trend

  • noun a general direction in which something tends to move
    tendency.
    • the shoreward tendency of the current
    • the trend of the stock market
  • noun general line of orientation
    course.
    • the river takes a southern course
    • the northeastern trend of the coast

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existential

  • adjective satellite derived from experience or the experience of existence
    experiential.
    • the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers"- Benjamin Farrington
    • formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey
  • adjective of or as conceived by existentialism
    • an existential moment of choice

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rumor

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    rumour; hearsay.
  • verb tell or spread rumors
    rumour; bruit.
    • It was rumored that the next president would be a woman

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intensely

  • adverb in an intense manner
    • he worked intensely

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paradox

  • noun (logic) a statement that contradicts itself
    • `I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false

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uncover

  • verb make visible
    bring out; reveal; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
    expose.
    • uncover your belly
    • The man exposed himself in the subway

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rumbling

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; grumble; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • verb make a low noise
    rumble; grumble.
    • rumbling thunder

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acutely

  • adverb in an acute manner
    • she pitied her sister acutely
    • acutely aware
  • adverb having a rapid onset
    • an acutely debilitating virus

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resonance

  • noun an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation
  • noun a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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cacophony

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; din; blare; blaring.
  • noun loud confusing disagreeable sounds

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rudely

  • adverb in an impolite manner
    impolitely; discourteously.
    • he treated her impolitely

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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genuinely

  • adverb in accordance with truth or fact or reality
    really; truly.
    • she was now truly American
    • a genuinely open society
    • they don't really listen to us
  • adverb genuinely; with authority
    authentically.
    • it is authentically British

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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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perennially

  • adverb in a perennial manner; repeatedly
    • We want to know what is perennially new about the world

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particularly

  • adverb to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
    peculiarly; especially; specially.
    • he was particularly fussy about spelling
    • a particularly gruesome attack
    • under peculiarly tragic circumstances
    • an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger
  • adverb specifically or especially distinguished from others
    in particular.
    • loves Bach, particularly his partitas
    • recommended one book in particular
    • trace major population movements for the Pueblo groups in particular

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doubleness

The state of being double or doubled.

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without

On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors.
Without the gate Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein. Dryden.

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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seriously

  • adverb in a serious manner
    in earnest; earnestly.
    • talking earnestly with his son
    • she started studying snakes in earnest
    • a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce
  • adverb to a severe or serious degree
    gravely; badly; severely.
    • fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
    • badly injured
    • a severely impaired heart
    • is gravely ill
    • was seriously ill

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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unnecessarily

  • adverb in an unnecessary manner
    • they were unnecessarily rude
  • adverb without any necessity
    • this marathon would exhaust him unnecessarily

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realization

  • noun coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
    realisation; recognition.
    • a growing realization of the risk involved
    • a sudden recognition of the problem he faced
    • increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases
  • noun making real or giving the appearance of reality
    realisation; actualization; actualisation.

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unpleasantly

  • adverb in an unpleasant manner
    • he had been unpleasantly surprised

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intimation

  • noun an indirect suggestion
    breath; hint.
    • not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • noun a slight suggestion or vague understanding
    glimmer; glimmering; inkling.
    • he had no inkling what was about to happen

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undeniably

  • adverb to an undeniable degree or in an undeniable manner
    • she is undeniably the most gifted student in the class

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reverberation

  • noun the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    replication; sound reflection; echo.
    • she could hear echoes of her own footsteps
  • noun a remote or indirect consequence of some action
    repercussion.
    • his declaration had unforeseen repercussions
    • reverberations of the market crash were felt years later

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extremely

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    highly.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; exceedingly; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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implication

  • noun something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
    deduction; entailment.
    • his resignation had political implications
  • noun a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
    import; significance.
    • the significance of his remark became clear only later
    • the expectation was spread both by word and by implication

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morally

  • adverb with respect to moral principles
    • morally unjustified
  • adverb in a moral manner
    virtuously.
    • he acted morally under the circumstances

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aftereffect

  • noun any result that follows its cause after an interval
  • noun a delayed effect of a drug or therapy
    • the drug had unexpected aftereffects

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needlessly

  • adverb without need
    • it would needlessly bring badness into the world

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news

  • noun information about recent and important events
    tidings; word; intelligence.
    • they awaited news of the outcome
  • noun information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
    • the news of my death was greatly exaggerated

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gravely

  • adverb in a grave and sober manner
    staidly; soberly.
    • he walked soberly toward the altar
  • adverb to a severe or serious degree
    badly; seriously; severely.
    • fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
    • badly injured
    • a severely impaired heart
    • is gravely ill
    • was seriously ill

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continuity

  • noun uninterrupted connection or union
  • noun a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot

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raving

  • noun declaiming wildly
    • the raving of maniacs
  • verb participate in an all-night techno dance party
    rave.

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aspect

  • noun a distinct feature or element in a problem
    facet.
    • he studied every facet of the question
  • noun a characteristic to be considered

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subjectively

  • adverb in a subjective way
    • you cannot look at these facts subjectively

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incident

  • noun a single distinct event
  • noun a public disturbance
    • the police investigated an incident at the bus station

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incredibly

  • adverb not easy to believe
    implausibly; improbably; unbelievably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb exceedingly; extremely
    fantastically; fabulously.
    • she plays fabulously well

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otherness

  • noun the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known
    distinctness; separateness.

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Collocation words for "disturbing" are words related to "disturbing" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "disturbing" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "disturbing" or by the count of syllables each word has.