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disturbed

[ dih-sturbd ]
/ dɪˈstɜrbd /
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adjective
marked by symptoms of mental illness: a disturbed personality.
agitated or distressed; disrupted: disturbed seas; a disturbed situation.
noun (used with a plural verb)
Usually the disturbed . persons who exhibit symptoms of neurosis or psychosis.
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Origin of disturbed

First recorded in 1585–95; disturb + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM disturbed

un·dis·turbed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disturbed

disturbed
/ (dɪˈstɜːbd) /

adjective
psychiatry emotionally upset, troubled, or maladjusted
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