disturb, upset, trouble(verb)
"This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up(verb)
change the arrangement or position of
"Don't touch my CDs!"
destroy the peace or tranquility of
"Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
damage as if by shaking or jarring
"Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"
to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
Origin: disturbare, intensifying for turbare.
to throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest
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
to turn from a regular or designed course
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-turb′, v.t. to throw into confusion: to agitate: to disquiet: to interrupt.—n. Disturb′ance, agitation: tumult: interruption: perplexity.—adj. and n. Disturb′ant, disturbing.—adjs. Disturb′ative; Disturbed′.—n. Disturb′er. [O. Fr. distourber—L. disturbāre, dis, asunder, turbāre, to agitate—turba, a crowd.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'disturb' in Verbs Frequency: #692
The numerical value of disturb in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of disturb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of disturb in a Sentence
Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life.
Do Not Disturb signs should be written in the language of the hotel maids.
It is not events that disturb people, it is their judgements concerning them.
An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.
Forgive yourself, be calm and be kind; nothing will disturb your inner peace of mind.
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- тревожа, безпокоя, смущавамBulgarian
- molestarCatalan, Valencian
- perturbar, molestarSpanish
- cuir dragh air, buairScottish Gaelic
- kaitorohi, kautorohiMāori
- usik, kacau, gangguMalay
- storen, verstorenDutch
- беспокоить, возмущать, мешатьRussian
- gambala, abalaTagalog
- rahatsız etmekTurkish
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