perturbing


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perturbing - causing distress or worry or anxietyperturbing - causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
heavy - marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"

perturbing

adjective
Translations

perturbing

[pəˈtɜːbɪŋ] ADJinquietante, preocupante

perturbing

[pərˈtɜːrbɪŋ] adjtroublant(e)

perturbing

adj, perturbingly
advbeunruhigend

perturbing

[pəˈtɜːbɪŋ] adjinquietante
References in classic literature ?
But all these foreboding prophecies, these perturbing innovations, were superseded and surpassed by an event connected with this marriage which gave a still more fatal aspect to it.
First of all the sight of the Villa looking shabbily cheerful in the sunshine (but not containing her any longer) was so perturbing that I very nearly went away from the gate.
Saintsbury's book--a writer who has dealt with all the perturbing influences of our century in a manner as classical, as idiomatic, as easy and elegant, as Steele's:
He had even thought that night that her feeling for him had passed, and he had taken delight in the thought, and caught visions of the satisfying future friendship that would be theirs with this perturbing love out of the way.
I came into his stormy life, not as a new perturbing force, but as one that made toward peace and repose.
From face to face and speaker to speaker his eyes would turn, boring like gimlets of incandescent ice, disconcerting and perturbing.
While the trial of Hastings was still in progress all Europe was shaken by the outbreak of the French Revolution, which for the remainder of his life became the main and perturbing subject of Burke's attention.
Perturbing the support of each pattern preserves [[epsilon].
In fact, the similarity in the orbits found for Sedna, 2012 VP113 and a few other objects near the edge of the Kuiper Belt suggests that an unknown massive perturbing body may be shepherding these objects into these similar orbital configurations.
ISLAMABAD -- A large number of private schools in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have enhanced their fee with the start of new academic year perturbing the parents already worried owing to price-hike, increase in electricity charges and other services.
Andrew Dillin and his colleagues demonstrated their experiment on the roundworm Ceanorhabditis elegans to show that perturbing mitochondrial function in subsets of worm cells sent global signals governing longevity of the entire organism.
In particular, the normal distribution sets up the law of the Brownian motion--the fluctuations of Brownian particles being affected by the probabilistically perturbing factors such as the heat motion of molecules.