Definition of disturbed in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈstərbd/


1Having had its normal pattern or function disrupted: disturbed sleep
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  • Other symptoms that are common include sensitivity to light, noise and smell; disturbed sleep patterns and persistent headaches.
  • Obstruction to breathing causes snoring and disturbed sleep patterns.
  • They also showed that after he drank alcohol his sleep pattern was disturbed.
disrupted, interrupted, fitful, intermittent, broken
1.1Suffering or resulting from emotional and mental problems: the treatment of disturbed children disturbed behavior
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  • A disturbed mental state will often result in an unhappy and ineffective athlete which alone usually indicates overtraining.
  • Internal reliability of the CDI has been demonstrated with both normal and emotionally disturbed children.
  • The chaotic design of the robe suggests Bruno's disturbed mental state and the anarchy he will impose upon Guy's life.
troubled, distressed, upset, distraught;
unbalanced, unstable, disordered, dysfunctional, maladjusted, neurotic, unhinged
informal screwed up, mixed up

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Syllabification: dis·turbed

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