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Perturbing   /pərtˈərbɪŋ/   Listen

Causing distress or worry or anxiety.  Synonyms: distressful, distressing, disturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying.  "Lived in heroic if something distressful isolation" , "A disturbing amount of crime" , "A revelation that was most perturbing" , "A new and troubling thought" , "In a particularly worrisome predicament" , "A worrying situation" , "A worrying time"

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"Perturbing" Quotes from Famous Books

... intensity of the perturbing agencies which arise out of these and other conditions of modern European society, I confess that the attempt to counteract them by asking Governments to agree to a maximum military expenditure, does not appear to me to be worth making; indeed I ...
— The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley Volume 3 • Leonard Huxley

... of individuals man to man. But I do not admit the consequence that we should throw open our country to them. It is not that we hold them to be inferior to ourselves, but simply that we do not want them. Economically they are a perturbing factor, because they accept wages much below the minimum for which our people are willing to work. Neither do they blend well with our people. Hence we do not want them to marry our women. Those are my reasons. We mean no offense. ...
— The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference • Emile Joseph Dillon

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