disturbingly

[ UK /dɪstˈɜːbɪŋli/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɝbɪŋɫi/ ]
ADVERB
  1. in a disturbing manner
    the details of the kidnaper's letter had sounded disturbingly convincing
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How To Use disturbingly In A Sentence

  • The reality is a disturbingly different film, dark and sombre, a 17th century candle-lit England, a portrait of the poet and debauchee John Wilmot, and one that ultimately bows out to a feminist heroine
  • But also, confusingly and faintly disturbingly, a childlike innocence that appeals to us all. Times, Sunday Times
  • The flexible, permanent set consists of a curved wall, covered with a disturbingly lurid purple wallpaper whose pattern varies in scale from normal to absurdly large.
  • Often, the tone of the letters is disturbingly frank. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Provided that sun creams can be used for protection, the problem is only - though disturbingly - a cosmetic one, seriously so for dark-skinned people; small patches of depigmentation can also occur in the iris.
  • A youngster from a disturbingly troubled background, he was left to wander the woods near his home, armed with a gun and a headful of demonic thoughts.
  • Others were disturbingly abstract, and Hawk could give her no clue as to their exact meaning.
  • Police say that the hoax calls are often disturbingly graphic. Times, Sunday Times
  • Disturbingly, it's from some twee site devoted to British Sixties culture…
  • Disturbingly, many people were honking their support for him.
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