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  • v. Present participle of perturb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disturbance; agitation.

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

  • adj. causing distress or worry or anxiety


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  • What I find highly ironic and, indeed, perturbing, is that U.S. trade laws have in their application proven much more effective in inhibiting legitimate, cross-border, long-standing supplier-customer transactions carried on within a Canada-U.S. free trade environment than they have in dealing with these "dump and jump" boatloads of predatory imports.

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  • Still, the process, while far less perturbing than Grandma Moses feeling me up, was still a bit unnerving as I am naturally bashful when it comes to taking my clothes off in front of people.

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  • Filmmaker Liz Canner took on the subject of the female orgasm and pharmaceutical companies in her film 2009 Orgasm, Inc. I interviewed Ms. Canner regarding her film as well as a couple of well-known psychoanalysts on the topic of women's sexuality, the medicalization of female sexual desire and the perturbing idea of the "right" kind of orgasm.

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  • The energy she displayed, to judge by the cheerful noises of it, was almost perturbing.


  • From face to face and speaker to speaker his eyes would turn, boring like gimlets of incandescent ice, disconcerting and perturbing.

    The Mexican

  • He had even thought that night that her feeling for him had passed, and he had taken delight in the thought, and caught visions of the satisfying future friendship that would be theirs with this perturbing love out of the way.

    Chapter XII

  • NKOTBSB, a perturbing amalgamation of 90s boybands New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys, are also peddling their ballads on a global tour this spring.

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  • As for the album itself, there was something a little perturbing about Batcow's assessment: "Ejaculate of the gods."

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  • This perturbing mix of architecture and the body is typical of Hatoum, renowned for her eerie transformations of familiar household stuff into potential instruments of torture.

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  • What seems to be perturbing people so much about her?

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