disturbed disturbed  /dɪs ˈtɜrbd/


  1. (adj) having the place or position changed
  2. (adj) afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
  3. (adj) emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships
  4. (adj) affected with madness or insanity


  1. Jamie Foxx stars as a mentally disturbed cello player in The Soloist, just the latest entry in Hollywood's recent obsession with troubled geniuses.
  2. In credulous themselves, and greatly disturbed by the experience, they preferred for a long time not to talk about it.
  3. Rainwater is collected to tend the lush grounds, and factory construction disturbed not a single tree.


  1. Bar needs to go, sheriff says

    Neighbors of a Lee Road nightclub where a man was killed early Friday say it is not the first time their peace has been disturbed by patrons, and the Warren County sheriff says it’s time to shut down the Starlight Lounge.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Vicksburg Post

  2. In the Summer of 'White House Down,' 'The Attack' Is Ideal Counterprogramming

    If you believe what the blockbusters tell you, evil comes from distant places and disturbed individuals out of touch with reality. Anyone paying attention to the way the world works knows that it's more complicated than that. The harsher truths about enemies that come from within, and terrible behavior that results from calculation and ideological convictions, tends to get sidelined by escapism ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

  3. Bridgeport Standoff Ends Peacefully

    BRIDGEPORT — A disturbed man who locked his ex-girlfriend out of her home Wednesday night and screamed and threw things at police for hours was arrested after officers get into the apartment, police said.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: FOX CT Hartford


  1. "I told him that I was sorry and I told him that I myself would be very disturbed if I learned that somebody had looked into my passport file," Rice told reporters at the start of a meeting with Brazil's defense minister.
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Reuters

  2. "I am deeply disturbed by the senseless violence instigated by some leaders," Kibaki told reporters on the lawn of his residence. "Those who continue to violate the law will face its full force."
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Mwai Kibaki Source: Reuters India

  3. "I am very disturbed by this deal," Mr Bolton said. "It sends exactly the wrong signal to would-be proliferators around the world: 'If we hold out long enough, wear down the state department negotiators, eventually you get rewarded.'"
    on Feb 13, 2007 By: John Bolton Source: guardian.co.uk

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