As a verb disturb
is to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
As a noun disturb
is (obsolete) disturbance.
As an adverb disturbingly is
in a disturbing manner.
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to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
- The noisy ventilation disturbed me during the exam.
- The performance was disturbed twice by a ringing mobile phone.
to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
- A school of fish disturbed the water.
- A mudslide disturbed the course of the river.
- The trauma disturbed his mind.
to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
- disturb his inmost counsels from their destined aim
- A disturbing film that tries to explore the mind of a serial killer.
- His behaviour is very disturbing .