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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·turb v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disturbed p. pr. & vb. n. Disturbing.]
 1. To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.
 Preparing to disturb
 With all-cofounding war the realms above.   --Cowper.
    The bellow's noise disturbed his quiet rest.   --Spenser.
    The utmost which the discontented colonies could do, was to disturb authority.   --Burke.
 2. To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy.
 3. To turn from a regular or designed course. [Obs.]
 And disturb
 His inmost counsels from their destined aim.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To disorder; disquiet; agitate; discompose; molest; perplex; trouble; incommode; ruffle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or
            disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something
            distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime";
            "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and
            troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome
            predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
            [syn: distressing, distressful, perturbing, troubling,
             worrisome, worrying]