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disturbing

adjective uk   /dɪˈstɜː.bɪŋ/ us    /-ˈstɝː-/
C2 making you feel worried or upset: The Home Secretary described the latest crime figures as "disturbing". The following programme contains scenes that may be disturbing to some viewers.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
disturbingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Pollution has reached disturbingly high levels in some urban areas.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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