Say your portfolio is worth a third less than before this recession or crash or perturbation or whatever you want to call it.
In his perturbation he pushed back his chair, and the movement made her look up at him.
In the case of the world, the perturbation is very slight, and amounts only to a reversal of motion.
There was a pause--a dead pause, indeed; the baron changed colour and appeared to attempt to hide the perturbation of his spirit.
In spite of his perturbation he had been amused for the moment.
I needed but little encouragement; for the perturbation of my mind stood in want of this relief.
Hephzy seized the opportunity to express to me her perturbation.
Marianne's joy was almost a degree beyond happiness, so great was the perturbation of her spirits and her impatience to be gone.
With each instant the perturbation of the Grand Duchess grew.
Here the squire heaved a sigh which told of the perturbation of his soul.
late 14c., from Old French perturbacion "disturbance, confusion" (14c.) and directly from Latin perturbationem (nominative perturbatio) "confusion, disorder, disturbance," noun of action from past participle stem of perturbare (see perturb).