from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Showing signs or symptoms of mental or emotional illness: crimes that could only be committed by a disturbed person.
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- adj. Showing symptoms of mental illness, severe psychosis, or neurosis.
- adj. Extremely surprised; shocked.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of disturb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. affected with madness or insanity
- adj. emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships
- adj. having the place or position changed
- adj. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
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Cooper, I would not object to your use of the term disturbed psyche in connection with the sensibility profiled here.
The label disturbed her so much for a while that she vowed to abandon her new style of investigative reporting.
The anxious call of his name disturbed his concentration.
Angelica, while obviuosly mentally disturbed, is right!
John R. the escalation of behaviors in disturbed individuals is observed so frequently by mental health professionals that it is always a factor to be considered in evaluations of individuals with problematic behaviors.
I kinda just shut the door on him and ate my food in disturbed silence.
"So your roommate won't be disturbed, is that it?"
If you read the comments, it shows that there are quite a few people who are disturbed from the censorship taking place.
His expression disturbed her; she had never seen him look at her so coldly.
That Bakr knew his name disturbed him not as it was the nature of this man and his patrons to trade in knowledge.