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uk   /dɪˈstɜː.bɪŋ/  us   /-ˈstɝː-/
C2 making you ​feelworried or ​upset: The ​articledescribed the ​latestcrimefigures as "disturbing". The ​followingprogrammecontainsscenes that may be disturbing to some ​viewers.

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adverb uk   us   /-li/
Pollution has ​reached disturbingly high ​levels in some ​urbanareas.
(Definition of disturbing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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