Word of the Week – Perturbed

perturbed

per·turb
  [per-turb]  
verb (used with object)

1. to disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; agitate.
2. to throw into great disorder; derange.
3. Astronomy . to cause perturbation in the orbit of (a celestial body).
 
Origin: 
1325–75; Middle English perturben  (< Old French perturber ) < Latin perturbāre  to throw into confusion,equivalent to per- per- + turbāre  to disturb; see turbid

Related forms

per·turb·a·ble, adjective
per·turb·a·bil·i·ty, noun
per·tur·ba·tious  [pur-ter-bey-shuhs] , adjective
per·turb·ed·ly  [per-tur-bid-lee]  Show IPA , adverb
per·turb·ed·ness, noun

Synonyms 
1. trouble. 2. confuse, addle, muddle.

Antonyms 
1. pacify.
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