Results for: disturbing
|dis·turb (d-stûrb)|tr.v. dis·turbed
1. To break up or destroy the tranquillity or settled state of: Subterranean fires and deep unrest disturb the whole area (Rachel Carson).
2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset.
a. To interfere with; interrupt: noise that disturbed my sleep.
b. To intrude on; inconvenience: Constant calls disturbed her work.
4. To put out of order; disarrange.
[Middle English distourben
, from Old French destourber
, from Latin disturbre
: Latin dis-
+ Latin turbre
, to agitate
, probably from Greek turb
dis·turber n. dis·turbing·ly adv.