disturbed

adjective dis·turbed
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of disturbed

:showing symptoms of emotional illness
  • disturbed children
  • disturbed behavior

Examples of disturbed in a Sentence

  1. He seems very disturbed about his work lately.

Recent Examples of disturbed from the Web

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First Known Use of disturbed

1904


DISTURBED Defined for English Language Learners

disturbed

adjective

Definition of disturbed for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing evidence of a mental or emotional illness

  • : worried and unhappy

  • of sleep : affected by a disturbance


DISTURBED Defined for Kids

disturbed

adjective dis·turbed \ di-ˈstərbd \

Definition of disturbed for Students

:showing signs of mental or emotional illness
  • He works with emotionally disturbed patients.

Medical Dictionary

disturbed

adjective dis·turbed \ dis-ˈtərbd \

medical Definition of disturbed

1 :showing symptoms of emotional or mental illness
  • disturbed children
  • disturbed behavior
2 :designed for or occupied by disturbed patients
  • disturbed wards


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