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A disturbing notice from the IRS, coded “CP21C,” informed recipients that the agency was offsetting their stimulus payments because of a possible federal debt they owed — from 14 years ago.

Over the weekend, I saw a disturbing number of people on social media say they only want the Moderna or Pfizer shots, and would reject the J&J vaccine if it was the only option available to them.

From Time

New York Attorney General Letitia James called the incident with the 9-year-old “deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable,” adding that her office was “looking into” the matter.

The sound design, like the disturbing sound of a blade cutting through flesh, is equally excellent.

McCarthy’s office told Axios that the comments are “deeply disturbing” and said he “plans to have a conversation with the Congresswoman about them.”

This is why arguments for little to no federal oversight of education are so disturbing.

It would almost be less disturbing if he was showing some kind of sign he was a homicidal maniac.

But this same Christmas story and message should be unsettling, even disturbing, to those of us who are well off.

You kind of just have to watch it, but be warned you may find it disturbing.

The item on federal prisoners was disturbing in a different way.

Suddenly he shot a disturbing glance at Tressan's face, and the corner of his wild-cat mustachios twitched.

They clattered through the outlying bazaar without disturbing a soul.

It becomes impossible to use the combination pedals without disturbing the stops and couplers of the Pedal department.

What might be of a disturbing nature in the old farmhouse could not, she thought, be as fearsome as the approaching tempest.

To overcome these three disturbing factors a very ingenious form of balance has been devised.


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On this page you'll find 123 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disturbing, such as: alarming, annoying, bothersome, creepy, depressing, and disconcerting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.