disturbing

adjective
dis·​turb·​ing | \ di-ˈstər-biŋ How to pronounce disturbing (audio) \

Definition of disturbing

: causing feelings of worry, concern, or anxiety disturbing news a disturbing discovery The next phase in which I had a part was even more disturbing, and infinitely more painful.— Bram Stoker

Other Words from disturbing

disturbingly \ di-​ˈstər-​biŋ-​lē How to pronounce disturbingly (audio) \ adverb
disturbingly high levels of pollution a disturbingly familiar problem … the texture of ordinary life and talk has taken on a disturbingly ambiguous quality … — Jonathan Raban

First Known Use of disturbing

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disturbing was in 1594

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“Disturbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disturbing. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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