- upsetting or disquieting; dismaying: a disturbing increase in the crime rate.
Origin of disturbing
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Examples from the Web for disturbingly
Amina Alzouma (“Young Girl”) surprised us all with her disturbingly beautiful displays of vulnerability and intensity.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark
November 28, 2014
Diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia are at a disturbingly low ebb.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War
May 14, 2014
Thus, starting last summer, cases of measles and—most disturbingly—polio among unvaccinated children were identified in Syria.U.N. Calls Middle East Polio Outbreak ‘Greatest Polio Challenge in History’
April 9, 2014
Yet the activists, for all their feminist rhetoric, are indeed promoting a disturbingly paternalistic view of women.Sex, Booze, and Feminism
February 22, 2014
Catapulting “Achy Breaky 2” from weird to disturbingly weird is the insane amount of young, naked cyborg flesh on display.You Can't Unsee Billy Ray Cyrus’s Pseudo Hip Hop ‘Achy Breaky 2’
February 12, 2014
It seemed so disturbingly quiet that I even forgot about the hat.
And there is something so disturbingly immuring and depersonalizing about it!
Now and then the boy looked like his father, astoundingly like, and disturbingly.The Brentons
Anna Chapin Ray
Because she's so pretty, pussy—so disturbingly pretty—and so sweet.The Business of Life
Robert W. Chambers
There was no visible projector, and the images were disturbingly solid and real.Shock Treatment
- tending to upset or agitate; troubling; worrying
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