disturbing

[ dih-stur-bing ]
/ dɪˈstɜr bɪŋ /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. distrust,
  2. distrustful,
  3. disturb,
  4. disturbance,
  5. disturbed,
  6. disty.,
  7. distylar,
  8. distyle,
  9. disubstituted,
  10. disulfate

Origin of disturbing

First recorded in 1585–95; disturb + -ing2

Related formsdis·turb·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·turb·ing, adjectiveun·dis·turb·ing, adjectiveun·dis·turb·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for disturbingly

disturbing

/ (dɪˈstɜːbɪŋ) /

adjective

tending to upset or agitate; troubling; worrying
Derived Formsdisturbingly, adverb

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