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dis·turb

 (dĭ-stûrb′)
tr.v. dis·turbed, dis·turb·ing, dis·turbs
1. To break up or destroy the tranquility, order, or settled state of: "Subterranean fires and deep unrest disturb the whole area" (Rachel Carson).
2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset: It disturbed me when you left without saying goodbye.
3.
a. To interfere with; interrupt: noise that disturbed my sleep.
b. To intrude on; inconvenience: Constant calls disturbed her work.
4. Physics To alter or displace a region of (a medium) from its equilibrium state.

[Middle English distourben, from Old French destourber, from Latin disturbāre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin turbāre, to agitate (from turba, confusion, probably from Greek turbē).]

dis·turb′er n.
dis·turb′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.disturbingly - in a disturbing manner; "the details of the kidnaper's letter had sounded disturbingly convincing"
Translations

disturbingly

[dɪsˈtɜːbɪŋlɪ] ADVde manera inquietante
a disturbingly large numberun número tan grande que resulta inquietante
the bomb fell disturbingly closela bomba cayó tan cerca que causó inquietud

disturbingly

advbeunruhigend; (introducing sentence) → beunruhigenderweise

disturbingly

[dɪsˈtɜːbɪŋlɪ] advin modo inquietante
References in classic literature ?
They pop up disturbingly when least expected, confusing the mind and altering pre-conceived opinions.
The change comes disturbingly, with the force of a sudden vocation, bringing in its train agonizing doubts, assertive violences, an unstable state of the soul, till the final appeasement of the convert in the perfect fierceness of conviction.
Mehretu's paintings play disturbingly against a backdrop of recent disasters such as 9/11 and the disintegration of the space shuttle, as well as an odd media phenomenon by which we seem to be receiving an architectural tour of the world via reports of violence and war.
The fact that in appalling weather, the majority choose to switch on only these lights clearly indicates the disturbingly low level of competence of most drivers.
Most disturbingly, he proves how youngsters copy what they are shown on video and mimic aggression.
Both versions contain material about heterosexual and homosexual acts that may be disturbing to less mature listeners, but it is necessary to the narrative and not too disturbingly explicit.
They also point out, disturbingly, that many businesses insist on about a 1.9-year payback for investment in energy savings, which is another way of saying that they insist on a rate of return of more than 50 percent.
Consumer Affairs Minister Dr Kim Howells, who launched the campaign in Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, yesterday, said: "The West Midlands, along with the East Midlands and Wales, has a disturbingly high number of deaths caused by faulty appliances, lack of adequate ventilation and blocked flues and chimneys.
The scandal of genetically modified produce - Frankenstein food - is not just that scientists' assurances as to its safety sound disturbingly similar to what they said about British beef.
To be fair, there are some effectively rendered scenes of this addiction: Gia disturbingly blank-faced as she takes her first snort of heroin in the backseat of a limo; Gia's mother (realistically played by Mercedes Ruehl, though with an inexplicable Marge-from-Fargo accent) torn in ten directions when she tells her strung-out daughter that she cannot move back home; Gia trying to score smack on the street and being bounced around like a pinball between sadistic dealers.
Despite meeting a wall of silence in Paris, we have continued to highlight important questions that remain disturbingly unanswered.
Hardest for me to accept is Mazzotta's disturbingly negative vision of humanity, as from a "dungeon" with a view.