Definition of disturbed
: showing symptoms of emotional illness disturbed children disturbed behavior
Examples of disturbed in a Sentence
He seems very disturbed about his work lately.
Recent Examples of disturbed from the Web
A New York City police sergeant was charged with murder for fatally shooting a 66-year-old emotionally disturbed woman in the Bronx, an act commissioner James O’Neill previously called a failure, police officials said Wednesday.
Police were responding to a 911 call about an emotionally disturbed person when Barry encountered Danner in her Bronx apartment.
Police were responding to a 911 call about an emotionally disturbed person when Barry, who has been with the New York Police Department for eight years, encountered Danner in her Bronx apartment.
An archaeologist was present in case any human remains were disturbed -- though in the end, no new remains were found.
Nobody at HotWired, including me, had the time or the stomach for waging the battle required to fend off these hostile, sometimes disturbed young men and actually create and direct such a force.
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First Known Use of disturbed
DISTURBED Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of disturbed for Students
: showing signs of mental or emotional illness He works with emotionally disturbed patients.
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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