1. causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
(synonym) distressing, distressful, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying
1. move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
(synonym) upset, trouble
(hypernym) affect, impress, move, strike
(hyponym) agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up
(derivation) disturbance, perturbation, upset
2. change the arrangement or position of
(synonym) agitate, vex, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) beat, scramble
3. tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
4. destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
(hypernym) act, move
5. damage as if by shaking or jarring; "Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"