Disturbed; flustered.

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  • Perturbed — Per*turbed , a. Agitated; disturbed; troubled. Shak. {Per*turb ed*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perturbed — index frenetic, unsettled Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • perturbed — adj. 1) perturbed about, at, by, over 2) perturbed to + inf. (we were perturbed to learn of the bad news from the front) * * * at by over perturbed about perturbed to + inf. (we were perturbed to learn of the bad news from the front) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • perturbed — per|turbed [pəˈtə:bd US pərˈtə:rbd] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: perturber, from Latin perturbare] worried about something that has happened or will happen ▪ William looked a little perturbed. perturbed by/at/about ▪ He didn …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • perturbed — [[t]pə(r)tɜ͟ː(r)bd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ by/at n, ADJ that If someone is perturbed by something, they are worried by it. [FORMAL] He apparently was not perturbed by the prospect of a policeman coming to call... She was really… …   English dictionary

  • perturbed — UK [pə(r)ˈtɜː(r)bd] / US [pərˈtɜrbd] adjective worried or upset by something William looked more than a little perturbed at the suggestion. Derived words: perturb UK / US verb transitive Word forms perturb : present tense I/you/we/they perturb… …   English dictionary

  • perturbed — per|turbed [ pər tɜrbd ] adjective worried or upset by something: William looked a little perturbed at the suggestion. No one seemed unduly perturbed about it. ╾ per|turb verb transitive ╾ per|tur|ba|tion [ ,pɜrtə beıʃn ] noun count or uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • perturbed — adjective worried or annoyed because of something that has happened: Fritz did not seem unduly perturbed when asked to change rooms. perturbation, noun (U) perturb verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • perturbed — adjective our pets are perturbed by all the construction going on next door Syn: upset, worried, unsettled, disturbed, concerned, troubled, anxious, ill at ease, uneasy, disquieted, fretful; disconcerted, discomposed, distressed, unnerved,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • perturbed — Synonyms and related words: abashed, abroad, adrift, afflicted, agitated, all overish, amiss, annoyed, anxious, anxioused up, apprehensive, askew, astray, at sea, awry, balled up, beset, bewildered, bothered, cast down, chagrined, chaotic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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