perturb vs disturb

perturb disturb

Definitions

  • 1) mathematics To modify slightly, such as an equation or value.
  • 2) To disturb; to bother or unsettle.
  • 3) astronomy To modify the motion of a body by exerting a gravitational force.
  • 4) physics To slightly modify the motion of an object.
  • 5) cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull
  • 6) throw into great confusion or disorder
  • 7) disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
  • 8) Physics & Astronomy To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
  • 9) To disturb or confuse; make uneasy or anxious.
  • 10) To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state.
  • 11) rare To disorder; to confuse.
  • 12) To disturb; to agitate; to vex; to trouble; to disquiet.

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete disturbance
  • 2) obsolete Disturbance.
  • 3) Disturbance.
  • 4) transitive to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
  • 5) intransitive to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
  • 6) transitive to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
  • 7) damage as if by shaking or jarring
  • 8) tamper with
  • 9) move deeply
  • 10) Toimpede,interrupt.
  • 11) To turn aside; cause to deviate; throw out of course or order.
  • 12) To move or agitate; discompose; disquiet; throw into perplexity or confusion.
  • 13) Synonyms To disorder, unsettle, molest
  • 14) To interfere with; interrupt; hinder; incommode; derange.
  • 15) To impede, interrupt.
  • 16) To stir; trouble; agitate; molest; move from a state of rest or tranquillity: as, to disturb a sleeper; to disturb the sediment.
  • 17) To perplex, trouble, annoy, vex, worry, plague.
  • 18) Physics To alter or displace a region of (a medium) from its equilibrium state.
  • 19) To break up or destroy the tranquility, order, or settled state of.
  • 20) To intrude on; inconvenience.
  • 21) To interfere with; interrupt.
  • 22) To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset.
  • 23) obsolete To turn from a regular or designed course.
  • 24) To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy.
  • 25) To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.

Examples

  • 1) I am a bit perturbed that the bottles are so small.
  • 2) They passed on unhurt but slightly perturbed.
  • 3) Your mother seems not the least bit perturbed.
  • 4) Now some of you may be a little bit perturbed.
  • 5) He is perturbed to see her.
  • 6) They can see the visitors milling about but don't appear to be in the least bit perturbed.
  • 7) I was slightly perturbed to discover that you rather enjoy having facials.
  • 8) I'm a little bit perturbed.
  • 9) Iam perturbed to see that I'm almost extinct.
  • 10) On the contrary, check which phone calls perturb your mental health and give you a headache.
  • 11) It was an off the cuff remark, it was not meant to "perturb" you.
  • 12) It used to kind of perturb me the way she's say that.
  • 13) It used to kind of perturb me the way she'd say that.
  • 14) In short, true believers are much less likely to have an Aunt Susan or pal Al to perturb their unquestioning faith.
  • 15) Nothing much, a bit of carelessness, yet enough to bring the professional wrath of Doctor Bicknell about his ears and to perturb the working of the staff and nurses for twenty-four hours to come.
  • 16) His slightest frown might perturb them, his anger terrify them, his command compel them to certain death; yet, on the other hand, not one of them would have dreamed of addressing him otherwise than intimately by his first name, which name, "Hardman," was transmuted by their tongues into Kanaka
  • 17) Fletcher's performance highlighted a problem that must perturb Redknapp despite his insouciance – Emmanuel Adebayor seems to be going off the boil.
  • 18) The fact that they are unable to spend even their current budget properly doesn't perturb the bureaucrats.
  • 19) In some sense, i suppose you could talk about the “stability” of the set of axioms defining your theory, i.e., how they behave if you “perturb” them — in some sense, a measure of how “robust” your chosen set of axioms is.
  • 20) ‘There are, probably, two principal concerns that will be perturbing the potential visitor.’
  • 21) ‘She was not perturbed by the low attendance, insisting that most people on the street supported her position.’
  • 22) ‘What perturbs me though is the complete lack of value I have received from my taxes, that I have faithfully paid towards public health over the years.’
  • 23) ‘What perturbs me is how we have come to accept all this.’
  • 24) ‘I think it's her sleeve that perturbs me most, aside from the fact that the entire dress bores me fiercely.’
  • 25) ‘However, neither Clive or Christine were perturbed by this.’
  • 26) ‘He's also perturbed by the way his daughters' peers dress.’
  • 27) ‘She was perturbed by my independent streak, my take it or leave it attitude and my utter inability to find suitable companionship.’
  • 28) ‘He said local residents were perturbed by this and felt there was the potential for the emergency services to get confused.’
  • 29) ‘We are perturbed by the deteriorating condition on the health front.’
  • 30) ‘But there was something about the film that perturbed me from the offset, and fairly swiftly I realised what it was.’
  • 31) ‘Some conservative voters are perturbed that the couple, married in 1998, appear to lead separate lives.’
  • 32) ‘Fifteen years later when I revisited the issue, I was still perturbed.’
  • 33) ‘Much of the audience is perturbed by the portrayal here, but the setting quickly changes to the next day at school.’
  • 34) ‘How many of you are perturbed if no-one posts anything in your comments box against a post you'd have liked some feedback on?’
  • 35) ‘We are perturbed by the current strike by council workers and feel the best way out of the problem would be to return to work.’
  • 36) ‘He is also perturbed by the fact that no meaningful debate is being made on this illogical act of film censorship.’
  • 37) ‘I was particularly perturbed because, in the accompanying brochure, the drink was bright blue.’
  • 38) ‘She was not perturbed because she knew the warden called in every day.’
  • 39) ‘He was understandably perturbed, and scratched the gold surface off with a knife to show me how easy it was to tell it was fake.’
  • 40) ‘Drugs perturb the system through increasing or decreasing transmission or transmitter levels, or up or down regulating receptor populations.’
  • 41) ‘It could change the heating structure of the atmosphere and perturb the climate system in ways we don't understand now.’
  • 42) ‘In this way, we see that the two systems engage in an exchange, a feedback loop of information and effect, which serves to further change or perturb each system.’
  • 43) ‘But how do mass extinctions perturb these systems in the first place?’
  • 44) ‘A fieldworker can learn more from perturbing the system than from pretending to be an invisible fly on the wall.’
  • 45) ‘If we perturb a system that has a rational frequency ratio, then it can easily be shifted into a chaotic situation with irrational frequencies.’
  • 46) ‘By their calculations, it wouldn't take much to perturb our own system, either.’
  • 47) ‘The challenge is to perturb the system in a cell specific way to examine the behavioral consequences.’
  • 48) ‘Many suggest that global warming will perturb the climate system so much as to even initiate an Ice Age.’
  • 49) ‘We evaluate the sensitivity of the system's perfect adaptation ability by perturbing the perfect adaptation conditions.’
  • 50) ‘External factors that could perturb development include temperature and environmental chemicals.’
  • 51) ‘The failure of a laboratory's computer system has the potential to disrupt work flow, compromise business interests, and delay or perturb patient care.’
  • 52) ‘The future of experiments to test the behavioral role of neurons in vertebrates lies in using reverse genetic tools to perturb function.’
  • 53) ‘In this case, inverting one element at a time might perturb its function whereas inverting them both at once might be less detrimental.’
  • 54) ‘It was therefore predicted that another more distant planet must be perturbing Uranus' orbit.’
  • 55) ‘A general concern with AFM imaging of living cells is that the imaging process in some way perturbs the cells.’
  • 56) ‘Did you know that pressure from sunlight alone is sufficient to perturb the orbit of a satellite travelling in the solar system?’
  • 57) ‘If their contributions to behavior are understood then one should be able to predictably alter the behavior by perturbing the activity of the neurons.’
  • 58) ‘It also suggests magnetic fields as a useful tool for perturbing and investigating cellular processes that involve large biomolecular assemblies.’
  • 59) ‘It will stay there if your hand is perfectly stable and nothing perturbs the equilibrium.’

Examples

  • 1) How do we get at him without disturbing the peace?
  • 2) On the big screen, it is something more disturbing and cold.
  • 3) Many blame noisy neighbours for disturbing the peace, with a quarter of those polled moving house to get away from them.
  • 4) The world they told him about is disturbing.
  • 5) The arming of the populace guaranteed rather than disturbed the peace.
  • 6) Yet there is something disturbing about the show.
  • 7) The happy economic news is accompanied by disturbing news on a variety of fronts.
  • 8) Do not be afraid of disturbing dreams.
  • 9) It does not disturb the peace of rivers as much as canoes and larger river traffic.
  • 10) Yet there is also something disturbing in the sudden and extreme glamour conferred by an early death.
  • 11) It disturbs the peace of any lover of clarity.
  • 12) What if he sees something disturbing in a picture?
  • 13) He was nicked for disturbing the peace and criminal damage.
  • 14) There was something deeply disturbing about the trial by tabloid dished out to him last week.
  • 15) Myths about the disturbing effects of the full moon on behaviour abound but evidence for any biological foundation has remained elusive.
  • 16) That disturbing dream has become reality.
  • 17) This upsets and disturbs the Fifa family.
  • 18) Meanwhile, disturbing news arrives that our horses are depressed.
  • 19) One ill-judged line can upset morale and disturb the team equilibrium.
  • 20) What is particularly disturbing about this weather set-up is the behaviour of the atmosphere a few miles high.
  • 21) He has disturbing cheese dreams.
  • 22) When Pharaoh had his dream, the dream disturbed him.
  • 23) Let the limitation of the word disturb our previous estimate of Paradise, grant that it so disturbs that estimate, not the less all such consequences leave the dispute exactly where it was; and if a balance of reason can be found for limiting the extent of the word _aeonian_, it will not be the less true because it may happen to disturb a crotchet of our own.
  • 24) Horace Greeley, editor of the "New York Tribune," the leading Republican journal of the North, contented himself with referring to Brown and his followers as "mistaken men," but added that he would "not by one reproachful word disturb the bloody shrouds wherein John Brown and his compatriots are sleeping."
  • 25) Next came leasing for deer and with long deer seasons, many don't want to "disturb" the deer on their lease by squirrel hunting.
  • 26) What does kind of disturb me is the possibility that this fete might involve hiring a michael jackson impersonator.
  • 27) Anger she had none, but apprehension and conceptions strange, such as disturb the awakened soul of woman, ere the storm of passion comes to overcharge it.
  • 28) The distinction is this, if he is obliged to act, do not "disturb" him with another subject of thought just yet; help him to do what he wants to do; but, if he has done this, or if nothing can be done, then "disturb" him by all means.
  • 29) As confused dreams, frightful and perplexed, and such as disturb the sleep, are an evidence of a hurry of business which fills our head, so many words and hasty ones, used in prayer, are an evidence of folly reigning in the heart, ignorance of and unacquaintedness with both God and ourselves, low thoughts of God, and careless thoughts of our own souls.
  • 30) He has vowed to defy government warnings not to "disturb" the country's stability and continue his political work.
  • 31) Holding the KSM trial downtown will cost too much money, says the mayor, and "disturb" too many people.
  • 32) ‘These activities not only disturb bees but also interfere with normal pollen production, germination, and fertilization.’
  • 33) ‘If this arrangement is disturbed, the body sickens; if it is sufficiently upset, the body dies.’
  • 34) ‘A small interference with nature can disturb the entire balance.’
  • 35) ‘Mounds and surface burrows interfere with mowing and mole activities may disturb root systems and kill grass.’
  • 36) ‘Schizophrenia is a disabling mental illness where disordered thinking disturbs an individual's ability to function normally in society.’
  • 37) ‘Intracellular accumulation of such large amount of Cr may disturb the normal functioning of the bacterial cell.’
  • 38) ‘The balance is deeply disturbed at this point in human history.’
  • 39) ‘Sometimes this clock is disturbed and disrupts this 24-hour cycle.’
  • 40) ‘We will not allow silly disruptions to disturb our events or disgrace our veterans.’
  • 41) ‘The youths regularly interrupt church meetings and have even disturbed a wedding service.’
  • 42) ‘‘Clearly, the whistling and clacking disturbs the workplace and disrupts communications,’ the judge ruled.’
  • 43) ‘The whole rationale of symbolic gestures requires that they disrupt and disturb the secular order.’
  • 44) ‘This caused quite a commotion as he didn't take kindly to my interruption and asked who was I to question him and disturb his presentation.’
  • 45) ‘We got in trouble twice for disturbing the band practice because we were laughing, just to give you an idea.’
  • 46) ‘If the police catch you disturbing the crime scene, you'll be in big trouble.’
  • 47) ‘It disturbed the agenda, and patients seemed to be distracted from the subject that made them seek health care in the first place.’
  • 48) ‘The method destroys or disturbs delicate, slow-growing seabed communities.’
  • 49) ‘Both are sweetly humane, and both derive their power from the telling of common lives disturbed and destroyed by World War II.’
  • 50) ‘Residents are being warned that it is illegal to disturb or destroy their habitats.’
  • 51) ‘They came upon a patch of earth that indeed looked like it had been slept on, or disturbed in some way.’
  • 52) ‘They claim the children are disturbing their privacy by glaring into their homes and using the road as a cycle track.’
  • 53) ‘And no one will be able to disturb the privacy of the bathroom, as the bottom of the window is a little higher than the tub.’
  • 54) ‘But one day he disturbed her privacy and barged into her room, presumably to force more work on her, while she had it out.’
  • 55) ‘But his privacy was disturbed by the arrival of Hightail looking impressively fat.’
  • 56) ‘They simply play when no one will interrupt or disturb them.’
  • 57) ‘Julius elbowed Felix, knowing the interruption would disturb Mordechi.’
  • 58) ‘As though sensing that he would not further disturb her privacy, Nicholas turned and bestowed a tender smile upon her.’
  • 59) ‘Nobody disturbed them or caused them any hassle.’
  • 60) ‘If you did not disturb them, they would not bother you.’
  • 61) ‘I didn't want my privacy disturbed, but he's already here.’
  • 62) ‘We are conscious, dealing with victims, that no offence except the most serious assaults so trouble and disturb people as an invasion of their homes.’
  • 63) ‘You'd think he was Batman, upset that I disturbed him in the Cave.’
  • 64) ‘On one occasion she asked if a neighbour would buy her some drugs, which upset and disturbed the neighbour and her young son.’
  • 65) ‘That was an anxious time, and the children were quite disturbed by it.’
  • 66) ‘The state of the world concerns and disturbs many artists.’
  • 67) ‘My parents were disturbed by me, worried about me finding a career.’
  • 68) ‘There was a new found concentration and direction in his voice which she understood but which also frightened and disturbed her.’
  • 69) ‘"We are deeply disturbed to learn from our government that this British company was working with Iran.’
  • 70) ‘The gossips were let loose on me which really disturbed my peace of mind.’
  • 71) ‘One of the more disturbing aspects is the condition in which the bodies were discovered.’
  • 72) ‘The more disturbing aspect of this story is the amount of angsty torture they're putting their fictional selves through.’
  • 73) ‘The hull cooled with loud popping and creaking sounds that were more than slightly disturbing to hear.’
  • 74) ‘But one of the most disturbing scenes was left silent.’
  • 75) ‘I actually found that description quite disturbing on many levels.’
  • 76) ‘Suicide must be one of the saddest, most deeply disturbing ways of dying.’
  • 77) ‘Some of the causal violence depicted early on is actually quite disturbing to watch.’
  • 78) ‘As a preliminary matter, I'm somewhat disturbed by the fact that this report is classified.’
  • 79) ‘May was a bit disturbed to find that her dad was standing there taking pictures of the weird statue.’
  • 80) ‘Nothing had changed, which was comforting and a bit disturbing at the same time.’
  • 81) ‘By sundown some of us began to be disturbed about the lack of privacy.’
  • 82) ‘Naturally, as is the way of these things, disturbing reports started to surface.’
  • 83) ‘Springfield Hospital also objected, fearing mental health patients could be disturbed by the activity.’
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