• adjective: having or showing evidence of a mental or emotional illness
  • adjective: showing symptoms of emotional illness
  • synonyms: insane, psychoneurotic, neurotic


  • The police ordered that nothing be 'disturbed' in the room. [=that nothing be touched or moved]

  • She 'was disturbed' to learn that her son was failing one of his classes.

  • She'd been experiencing 'disturbed' sleep. [=sleep that is interrupted]

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) One plumber said, ''Look at all that water. '' The second plumber said, ''Yes, and that's just the top of it. '' l'm so sorry. lt's my nephew. He's very disturbed. Meeting strangers upsets him. That's why l kept him upstairs. You're never going back to that school. You're never going to see those (..)
    2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets