Definitions

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  • adj. Liable to be perturbed or agitated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Liable to be perturbed or agitated; liable to be disturbed or disquieted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being perturbed, agitated, or disquieted.

Etymologies

perturb +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rigel and Betelgeuse and Algol rush through space, and about them probably circle numerous planets inhabited by countless and curious beings, each and all, perhaps, possessing hearts as perturbable as our own.

    Hints for Lovers

  • Mr. BALDWIN is the least perturbable of Ministers.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 8, 1920

  • To depart without the ceremony of saying good-bye takes its name from the most elaborately civil of people -- French leave; while the least perturbable of nations has been made to contribute an epithet, Dutch, to the courage derived from the whiskey-bottle.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

  • Steve Jobs is notoriously perturbable in regards to fan noise, which means the fans on Macs, when present, kick in a lot less often than on their PC counterparts.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • New today: Negative Nellies positively perturbable

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