Some of these “religions” have beliefs and practices that border on the bizarre and disturbing.
Indeed, they take place from Sorrento to Venice with disturbing frequency.
disturbing, twisted, and strangely beautiful, this Alex Proyas masterpiece is a hard film to categorize.
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.).