dis|turbed [dıˈstə:bd US -ə:rbd] adj
1.) not behaving normally because of a mental condition
mentally/emotionally disturbed
the care of emotionally disturbed children
while the balance of his mind was disturbed
2.) worried or upset
disturbed by/about/at
Police are very disturbed about the latest trend.
seriously/deeply/greatly etc disturbed
disturbed to find/see/discover/learn etc
She was disturbed to learn he had bought a motorbike.
disturbed that
I'm disturbed that so many of the students appear to be illiterate.
3.) disturbed sleep
sleep that is interrupted

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