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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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  • It was the morning of a clear day and except for the natural swell of the undisturbed ocean, the water was fairly calm.
  • Left undisturbed, they'd glom onto each other and become a fortress of twisted shells.
  • What makes the dioramas rare and fascinating is that they are undisturbed relics from another era of natural history.
  • He's busy but at ease with his need to get his work accomplished undisturbed.
  • These fashions come and go, but the quiet reader is undisturbed.
  • They had listened to me throughout with undisturbed serenity.
  • All undisturbed by the dash of their oars, and unseen, were the sleepers.
  • The conservationists left the preserved cases undisturbed, their stag's head logo clearly visible six feet under.
  • Instead, there are undisturbed beaches, nature parks and river cruises to take you close to the state's natural side.
  • Cruisers can travel the waters through undisturbed natural preserves.
British Dictionary definitions for undisturbed

undisturbed

/ˌʌndɪˈstɜːbd/
adjective
1.
not disturbed; uninterrupted: lots of undisturbed sleep

disturbed

/dɪˈstɜːbd/
adjective
1.
(psychiatry) emotionally upset, troubled, or maladjusted
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Word Origin and History for undisturbed
adj.

c.1600, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of disturb.

disturbed

adj.

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

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