Perturb and Rattle


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Perturb verb – To trouble the mind of; to make uneasy.
Usage example: the caller's strange remark perturbed me enough to keep me awake that night

Rattle is a synonym for perturb in calm topic. In some cases you can use "Rattle" instead a verb "Perturb", when it comes to topics like alarm. informal substitute
Nearby Words: perturbation, perturbing
Synonyms for Perturb


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Rattle verb – To throw into a state of self-conscious distress.
Usage example: don't let a little mistake rattle you while you're playing during the piano recital

Perturb is a synonym for rattle in calm topic. You can use "Perturb" instead a verb "Rattle", if it concerns topics such as disconcert, alarm, fluster, unnerve. popular alternative
Nearby Words: rattled, rattling, rattler
Synonyms for Rattle
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