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disturbing

[dih-stur-bing] /dɪˈstɜr bɪŋ/
adjective
1.
upsetting or disquieting; dismaying:
a disturbing increase in the crime rate.
Origin of disturbing
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; disturb + -ing2
Related forms
disturbingly, adverb
nondisturbing, adjective
undisturbing, adjective
undisturbingly, adverb
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  • It seemed so disturbingly quiet that I even forgot about the hat.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • And there is something so disturbingly immuring and depersonalizing about it!

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • 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 Stanley Mullen
British Dictionary definitions for disturbingly

disturbing

/dɪˈstɜːbɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to upset or agitate; troubling; worrying
Derived Forms
disturbingly, adverb
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