Disturbing  

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Causing distress or worry; upsetting or unsettling.

In a context of literary and art theory, the term disturbing denotes a sensibility that inspires disgust, horror, repugnance, repulsion because it touches upon grotesque, macabre, offensive, taboo or uncanny subject matter.

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman distourber, from Old French destorber, from Latin disturbare, intensifying for turbare (“to throw into disorder”).



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