disturbing

[ dih-stur-bing ]
/ dɪˈstɜr bɪŋ /

adjective

upsetting or disquieting; dismaying: a disturbing increase in the crime rate.

Origin of disturbing

First recorded in 1585–95; disturb + -ing2

Related forms

dis·turb·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·turb·ing, adjectiveun·dis·turb·ing, adjectiveun·dis·turb·ing·ly, adverb
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disturbing

/ (dɪˈstɜːbɪŋ) /

adjective

tending to upset or agitate; troubling; worrying

Derived Forms

disturbingly, adverb
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