thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
- She didn't seem to be perturbed by the setback.
- The state of being perturbed; agitation.
- They perturbed good social order with their lies and propaganda.
- She is very perturbed about her husband's health.
- Mother was much perturbed by my illness.
- Mother was much perturbed by my absence.