Disturb vs Disturbed - What's the difference?

disturb | disturbed |


As verbs the difference between disturb and disturbed

is that disturb is to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids while disturbed is (disturb).

As a noun disturb

is (obsolete) disturbance.

As an adjective disturbed is

showing symptoms of mental illness, severe psychosis, or neurosis.

disturb

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • 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.
    A school of fish disturbed the water.
  • to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
  • A mudslide disturbed the course of the river.
    The trauma disturbed his mind.
  • * Milton
  • disturb his inmost counsels from their destined aim
  • to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
  • A disturbing film that tries to explore the mind of a serial killer.
    His behaviour is very disturbing .

    Derived terms

    * disturbance

    Noun

  • (obsolete) disturbance
  • (Milton)

    disturbed

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Showing symptoms of mental illness, severe psychosis, or neurosis.
  • Extremely surprised; shocked.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (disturb)