And our comic books and movies, too, can uplift and enrich, or shape a disturbed imagination.
He called him "a disturbed boy" and then spoke of the conspiracy that followed.
To say she was disturbed by the results would be to understate her reaction.
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.
Families of the disturbed need to feel supported, not shamed.
One of the by-laws of this ly-cee-um is that the meetin' sha'n't be disturbed!
She beckoned to him, but he took no notice, not desiring to be disturbed at present.
So she disturbed you, and, to see what she was looking at, you also looked—you saw.
A vague uneasiness, which may have been his conscience, disturbed him.
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.).