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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Preparing  to  disturb  With  all-cofounding  war  the 
  realms  above.  --Cowper. 
 
  The  bellow's  noise  disturbed  his  quiet  rest. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  The  utmost  which  the  discontented  colonies  could  do 
  was  to  disturb  authority.  --Burke. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  To  turn  from  a  regular  or  designed  course.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  disturb  His  inmost  counsels  from  their  destined 
  aim  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  disorder;  disquiet;  agitate;  discompose;  molest; 
  perplex;  trouble;  incommode;  ruffle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disturbing 
  adj  :  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},  {perturbing},  {troubling}, 
  {worrisome},  {worrying}] 




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