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disturbed

[dih-sturbd] /dɪˈstɜrbd/
adjective
1.
marked by symptoms of mental illness:
a disturbed personality.
2.
agitated or distressed; disrupted:
disturbed seas; a disturbed situation.
noun
3.
(used with a plural verb) persons who exhibit symptoms of neurosis or psychosis (usually preceded by the).
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; disturb + -ed2
Related forms
undisturbed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for the-disturbed

disturbed

/dɪˈstɜːbd/
adjective
1.
(psychiatry) emotionally upset, troubled, or maladjusted
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Word Origin and History for the-disturbed

disturbed

adj.

past participle adjective from disturb. Meaning "emotionally or mentally unstable" is from 1904.

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