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3 definitions found
 for Disturbing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disturb \Dis*turb"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disturbed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Disturbing.] [OE. desturben, destourben, OF.
     destorber, desturber, destourber, fr. L. disturbare,
     disturbatum; dis- + turbare to disturb, trouble, turba
     disorder, tumult, crowd. See Turbid.]
     1. To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to
        interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of
        rest.
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              Preparing to disturb
              With all-cofounding war the realms above. --Cowper.
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              The bellow's noise disturbed his quiet rest.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              The utmost which the discontented colonies could do,
              was to disturb authority.             --Burke.
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     2. To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to
        disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by
        receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy.
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     3. To turn from a regular or designed course. [Obs.]
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              And disturb
              His inmost counsels from their destined aim.
                                                    --Milton.
  
     Syn: To disorder; disquiet; agitate; discompose; molest;
          perplex; trouble; incommode; ruffle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disturbing
      adj 1: causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or
             disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something
             distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime";
             "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and
             troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome
             predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
             [syn: distressing, distressful, disturbing,
             perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "disturbing":
     aggravating, agitating, alarming, annoying, awkward, baffling,
     bewildering, bothering, bothersome, breathtaking, chafing, charged,
     cliff-hanging, confounding, confusing, crushing, discomposing,
     disconcerting, dismaying, disquieting, distracting, distressful,
     distressing, electric, embarrassing, enigmatic, exasperating,
     exciting, exhilarating, fretting, galling, galvanic, harassing,
     heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling,
     heart-thrilling, humiliating, importunate, importune, impressive,
     inflammatory, intoxicating, intricate, irking, irksome, irritating,
     jarring, jolting, maddening, mind-blowing, mortifying, moving,
     mysterious, mystifying, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering,
     overwhelming, perplexing, perturbing, pesky, pestering,
     pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, piquant, plaguesome, plaguey,
     plaguing, problematic, provocative, provoking, puzzling, ravishing,
     soul-stirring, spirit-stirring, stimulating, stimulative, stirring,
     striking, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, teasing, telling,
     thrilling, thrilly, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling,
     unsettling, upsetting, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, worrisome,
     worrying
  
  

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