perturbed


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per·turb

 (pər-tûrb′)
tr.v. per·turbed, per·turb·ing, per·turbs
1. To disturb or confuse; make uneasy or anxious: I was perturbed by his off-color remarks.
2.
a. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state: volcanic eruptions that perturbed the climate.
b. Physics & Astronomy To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.

[Middle English perturben, from Old French perturber, from Latin perturbāre : per-, per- + turbāre, to throw into disorder (from turba, confusion, perhaps from Greek turbē).]

per·turb′a·ble adj.

perturbed

(pəˈtɜːbd)
adj
be perturbed at something formal to be alarmed at something
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perturbed - thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"

perturbed

Translations

perturbed

[pərˈtɜːrbd] adj (= alarmed) → troublé(e)
to be perturbed at sth → être troublé par qch

perturbed

adjbeunruhigt
References in classic literature ?
I'm very sorry to hear of this, Miss March," he said, in the kind, quiet tone which sounded very pleasantly to her perturbed spirit.
Often, of an evening, when he sat at the window, his desk and papers before him, he would cease reading or writing, rest his chin on his hand, and deliver himself up to I know not what course of thought; but that it was perturbed and exciting might be seen in the frequent flash and changeful dilation of his eye.
Still, that misdemeanour must be committed; and poor Silas, after peering all round the hedgerows, traversed the grass, beginning with perturbed vision to see Eppie behind every group of red sorrel, and to see her moving always farther off as he approached.
After a few moments--that were to him, in his perturbed state, like endless hours of pain--he felt a hand laid on his shoulder.
He pointed to a chair opposite him, at a small table, and I sat down, feeling greatly perturbed.
Khacan, entering shortly after this, was much astonished to find his wife and her slaves in tears, and the beautiful Persian greatly perturbed.
Immediately the town of Alencon, speedily informed from the farther end of the rue de Saint-Blaise to the gate of Seez of this precipitate return, accompanied by singular circumstances, was perturbed throughout its viscera, both public and domestic.
But most people say that these visions arose from the thought -- you will not understand me -- from the brain; from the perturbed angularity of the Seer.
But now perturbed, engulfed, distressed, worn out, I move about the river and lake at my leisure.
and Madame de Villefort bowed and left the room, giving orders that Valentine should be summoned to her grandfather's presence, and feeling sure that she would have much to do to restore calmness to the perturbed spirit of the invalid.
In this perturbed state of mind, with thoughts that could rest on nothing, she walked on; but it would not do; in half a minute the letter was unfolded again, and collecting herself as well as she could, she again began the mortifying perusal of all that related to Wickham, and commanded herself so far as to examine the meaning of every sentence.
His own mind is in a very perturbed state, and it is best he should not see you till you are calmer.