per·​turbed | \ pər-ˈtərbd How to pronounce perturbed (audio) \

Definition of perturbed

: troubled in mind : feeling or showing agitation : bothered, upset Never in his life had he been so perturbed, so horribly anxious.— Frank Norris The next 40 minutes were spent in a slow, long-distance waltz with the bear. He had spotted us, of course, and he climbed another 10 feet up the hill. He turned and chuffed once but didn't seem perturbed.— Robert Sullivan

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1538, in the meaning defined above

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“Perturbed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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