disturbing

[dih-stur-bing]

Origin:
1585–95; disturb + -ing2

disturbingly, adverb
nondisturbing, adjective
undisturbing, adjective
undisturbingly, adverb
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disturb

[dih-sturb]
verb (used with object)
1.
to interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; unsettle.
2.
to interfere with; interrupt; hinder: Please do not disturb me when I'm working.
3.
to interfere with the arrangement, order, or harmony of; disarrange: to disturb the papers on her desk.
4.
to perplex; trouble: to be disturbed by strange behavior.
verb (used without object)
5.
to cause disturbance to someone's sleep, rest, etc.: Do not disturb.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English disto(u)rben, disturben < Anglo-French disto(u)rber, desturber < Latin disturbāre to demolish, upset, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + turbāre to confuse

disturber, noun
predisturb, verb (used with object)


1. bother, annoy, trouble, pester.
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disturb (dɪˈstɜːb)
 
vb
1.  to intrude on; interrupt
2.  to destroy or interrupt the quietness or peace of
3.  to disarrange; muddle
4.  (often passive) to upset or agitate; trouble: I am disturbed at your bad news
5.  to inconvenience; put out: don't disturb yourself on my account
 
[C13: from Latin disturbāre, from dis-1 + turbāre to confuse]
 
dis'turber
 
n

disturbing (dɪˈstɜːbɪŋ)
 
adj
tending to upset or agitate; troubling; worrying
 
disturbingly
 
adv

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disturb
early 13c., from L. disturbare "throw into disorder," from dis- "completely" + turbare "to disorder, disturb," from turba "turmoil." Disturbed "emotionally or mentally unstable" is from 1904. Related: Disturbing.
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Example sentences
We can look through the observation window in the side and see what's going on without disturbing the bees.
To give interest to a garden without disturbing its serenity, vary textures.
In the tops of the trees the wind began to play, disturbing the sleeping birds so that they flew about calling plaintively.
He can then start his day all by himself in the barnyard hours without disturbing any one, and in comfort to himself.
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