Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb disturb

5 senses of disturb

Sense 1
disturb, upset, trouble -- (move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 2
agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up -- (change the arrangement or position of)
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 3
touch, disturb -- (tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
interrupt, disturb -- (destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 5
disturb -- (damage as if by shaking or jarring; "Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

Antonyms of adj disturbed

4 senses of disturbed

Sense 1
disturbed -- (having the place or position changed; "the disturbed books and papers on her desk"; "disturbed grass showed where the horse had passed")

INDIRECT (VIA disarranged) -> arranged, ordered -- (disposed or placed in a particular kind of order; "the carefully arranged chessmen"; "haphazardly arranged interlobular septa"; "comfortable chairs arranged around the fireplace")

Sense 2
disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried -- (afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children")

INDIRECT (VIA troubled) -> untroubled -- (not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress; "seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind"; "untroubled sleep"; "a kind untroubled face")

Sense 3
disturbed, maladjusted -- (emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships)

INDIRECT (VIA neurotic) -> unneurotic -- (not neurotic; "successful mothers--mothers with unneurotic children"; "he's the most unneurotic person I know")

Sense 4
brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhinged -- (affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad")

INDIRECT (VIA insane) -> sane -- (mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; "appears to be completely sane")

Similarity of adj disturbed

4 senses of disturbed

Sense 1
disturbed -- (having the place or position changed; "the disturbed books and papers on her desk"; "disturbed grass showed where the horse had passed")
       => disarranged (vs. arranged) -- (having the arrangement disturbed; not in order; "her disarranged hair")

Sense 2
disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried -- (afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children")
       => troubled (vs. untroubled) -- (characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers")

Sense 3
disturbed, maladjusted -- (emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships)
       => neurotic (vs. unneurotic), psychoneurotic -- (affected with emotional disorder)

Sense 4
brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhinged -- (affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad")
       => insane (vs. sane) -- (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter")

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