disturbed

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

Origin of disturbed

First recorded in 1585–95; disturb + -ed2
Related formsun·dis·turbed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for undisturbed

undisturbed

adjective
  1. not disturbed; uninterruptedlots of undisturbed sleep

disturbed

adjective
  1. psychiatry emotionally upset, troubled, or maladjusted
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Word Origin and History for undisturbed
adj.

c.1600, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of disturb.

disturbed

adj.

past participle adjective from disturb. Meaning "emotionally or mentally unstable" is from 1904.

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