Disturb Definition

disturbed, disturbing, disturbs
disturbed, disturbing, disturbs
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
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To upset mentally or emotionally; make uneasy or anxious.
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To break up the settled order or orderly working of.
To disturb the books on a shelf.
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To break in on; interrupt.
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To inconvenience.
If I call later, will I be disturbing you?
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Origin of Disturb

  • Middle English distourben from Old French destourber from Latin disturbāre Latin dis- dis- Latin turbāre to agitate (from turba confusion) (probably from Greek turbē)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman distourber, from Old French destorber, from Latin disturbare, intensifying for turbare (“to throw into disorder”).

    From Wiktionary

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