[ per-turbd ]
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  1. feeling or showing great concern or mental or emotional upset: The heaviness of his step and the perturbed expression on his face told us that the captain was not in the best of moods.

  2. greatly disordered or deranged: He keeps using the same nonsensical phrases and the same perturbed logic, with no sense of the context of the discussion.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of perturb.

Origin of perturbed


Other words from perturbed

  • per·turb·ed·ly [per-tur-bid-lee], /pərˈtɜr bɪd li/, adverb
  • per·turb·ed·ness, noun
  • un·per·turbed, adjective

Words Nearby perturbed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use perturbed in a sentence

  • Whereas Harman seemed perturbed by the disturbances, Olmert cynically delighted in being called a war criminal.

  • He continued to walk the room from hour to hour, in perturbed meditation on all that he had seen and heard through the day.

  • One day her father seemed much perturbed, and at last rode away in company with several men.

  • Walter Fetherston grew much perturbed at the knowledge of this quarrel between the pair.

    The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
  • They all went in; and no one ate a worse dinner in consequence of the perturbed state of their minds.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • They were still a little perturbed by the brilliance and distraction, and it was as an alien that she moved among them still.

    The Creators | May Sinclair