He called him "a disturbed boy" and then spoke of the conspiracy that followed.
I had dinner last weekend with a U.S. attorney for a district not far from ground zero, and he was disturbed by the King hearings.
Jesus died because he was a rabble-rouser who disturbed the peace and challenged the authorities.
But if they are going to be released, they are now a disturbed and potentially dangerous person.
We who were disturbed by this sentence found all manner of caveats flung at us.
One of the by-laws of this ly-cee-um is that the meetin' sha'n't be disturbed!
At Nicolosi their rest was disturbed by the distant booming of the mountain.
So she disturbed you, and, to see what she was looking at, you also looked—you saw.
Mainwaring at once saw that his visitor was strangely agitated and disturbed.
Peace has descended upon it; I do not want that peace to be disturbed.
past participle adjective from disturb. Meaning "emotionally or mentally unstable" is from 1904.
c.1300, "to stop or hinder," from Old French destorber (Old North French distourber) and directly from Latin disturbare "throw into disorder," from dis- "completely" (see dis-) + turbare "to disorder, disturb," from turba "turmoil" (see turbid).
Meaning "to frighten" is late 13c.; that of "to stir up, agitate" is c.1300. Related: Disturbed; disturbing; disturbingly. Middle English also had distourbler (n.) "one who disturbs or incites" (late 14c.).