Meaning of “disturbing” in the English Dictionary

"disturbing" in British English

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disturbingadjective

uk /dɪˈstɜː.bɪŋ/ us /dɪˈstɝː.bɪŋ/
disturbingly
adverb uk /dɪˈstɜː.bɪŋ.li/ us /dɪˈstɝː.bɪŋ.li/

Pollution has reached disturbingly high levels in some urban areas.

(Definition of “disturbing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)