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disturbed Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  2. verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; disturb; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.
  3. verb tamper with
    touch; disturb.
    • Don't touch my CDs!
  4. verb destroy the peace or tranquility of
    interrupt; disturb.
    • Don't interrupt me when I'm reading
  5. verb damage as if by shaking or jarring
    • Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!
  6. adjective satellite having the place or position changed
    • the disturbed books and papers on her desk
    • disturbed grass showed where the horse had passed
  7. adjective satellite afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
    distressed; upset; disquieted; worried.
    • too upset to say anything
    • spent many disquieted moments
    • distressed about her son's leaving home
    • lapsed into disturbed sleep
    • worried parents
    • a worried frown
    • one last worried check of the sleeping children
  8. adjective satellite emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships
  9. adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    crazy; unhinged; brainsick; demented; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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