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Adjective: disturbed  di'sturbd
  1. Having the place or position changed
    "the disturbed books and papers on her desk"; "disturbed grass showed where the horse had passed"
  2. Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
    "lapsed into disturbed sleep";
    - disquieted, distressed, upset, worried, cut up [informal]
  3. Emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships
    - maladjusted
  4. Affected with madness or insanity
    "a man who had gone disturbed";
    - brainsick, crazy, demented, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhinged
Verb: disturb  di'sturb
  1. Cause profound worry; make to feel uncomfortable or anxious
    - upset, trouble
  2. Change the arrangement or position of
    - agitate, vex, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
  3. Tamper with
    "Don't disturb my CDs!";
    - touch
  4. Destroy the peace or tranquility of
    "Don't disturb me when I'm reading";
    - interrupt
  5. Damage as if by shaking or jarring
    "Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"

See also: disarranged, insane, neurotic, psychoneurotic, troubled

Type of: act, affect, alter, change, damage, displace, impress, modify, move, strike

Encyclopedia: Disturbed