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If you disturb someone, you interrupt what they are doing and cause them inconvenience.
The adjective disturbed has a different meaning. A disturbed person is very upset emotionally and often needs special care or treatment. When disturbed has this meaning, it comes in front of a noun.
If someone is disturbed, they are very worried. When disturbed has this meaning, it comes after a linking verb.
|Adj.||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 - having the arrangement disturbed; not in order; "her disarranged hair"
|2.||disturbed - 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 - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
|3.||disturbed - emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships|
|4.||disturbed - affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"|
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
unbalanced balanced, untroubled
I was disturbed to hear that → me afectó mucho el enterarme de que ...
he was disturbed that → le preocupaba que ... + subjun, le inquietaba que ... + subjun
children from disturbed backgrounds → niños que proceden de hogares con problemas
to be disturbed that ... → être inquiet/iète que ...
to be disturbed about sth → être perturbé(e) par qch
to be mentally disturbed → avoir des problèmes psychologiques
to be emotionally disturbed → avoir des problèmes affectifs
disturbed[dɪsˈtɜːbd] adj → turbato/a
to be emotionally disturbed (Psych) → avere problemi emotivi
to be mentally disturbed (Psych) → essere malato/a di mente