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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of perturb.
  • adj. Disturbed; flustered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Agitated; disturbed; troubled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)


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  • The bonne turned again to survey me, and seeing my eyes wide open, and, I suppose, deeming their expression perturbed and excited, she put down her knitting.


  • Her eye was restless, her cheek pale and thin, her whole expression perturbed and sorrowful.

    Woman in the Ninteenth Century and Kindred Papers Relating to the Sphere, Condition and Duties, of Woman.

  • Also the pleasures of the eye consist in a certain equality of colour: for light, the most glorious of all colours, is made by equal operation of the object; whereas colour is (perturbed, that is to say) unequal light, as hath been said chap. II, sect.

    The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

  • The parliamentary group said it was also "perturbed" Mr. King hadn't been informed about the contents of the government's white paper two weeks before it was published and urged Alistair Darling, the chancellor of the exchequer, to make sure papers on regulatory reform are jointly published.

    U.K. Lawmakers Say Banks 'Too Big to Fail' Are Too Big

  • In the letter, the cardinal said he was "perturbed" Mr. Follieri and his company were representing themselves as having Vatican ties.

    Follieri Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

  • Sicelo Mabaso from the GNTA said he was "perturbed" by the incidences of taxi violence.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mafikeng executive mayor Jane Matsomela said the municipality was "perturbed" by the reports.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The committee said it was "perturbed" by the IEC's failure to acknowledge responsibility or express regret for the manner in which taxpayers 'money had been wasted.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She also wrote on her blog that many elderly and disabled people may feel "perturbed" to hear that the director of public prosecutions will clarify the law on assisted suicide.

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  • Baleni said the NUM was "perturbed" by Aurora making an announcement to the media earlier on

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