from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not disturbed; calm.

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  • adj. not disturbed or agitated
  • adj. calm

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Free from disturbance or interruption; not molested or hindered: as, undisturbed with company or noise; undisturbed friendly relations.
  • Not agitated; hence, free from perturbation of mind; calm; tranquil; placid; serene; composed: as, undisturbed by danger.
  • Synonyms Quiet, peaceful, unmoved, unruffled.

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

  • adj. untroubled by interference or disturbance


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