Disturbing vs. Creepy — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Disturbing and Creepy
To break up or destroy the tranquility, order, or settled state of
“Subterranean fires and deep unrest disturb the whole area” (Rachel Carson).
Of or producing a sensation of uneasiness or fear, as of things crawling on one's skin
A creepy feeling.
A creepy story.
To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset
It disturbed me when you left without saying goodbye.
Annoyingly unpleasant; repulsive
The creepy kids next door.
To interfere with; interrupt
Noise that disturbed my sleep.
Moving by creeping along.
To intrude on; inconvenience
Constant calls disturbed her work.
(informal) Producing an uneasy fearful sensation, as of things crawling over one's skin.
(Physics) To alter or displace (one or more properties of a physical system) away from its equilibrium state.
(informal) Feeling an uneasy fearful sensation; creeped out.
Causing distress or worry; upsetting or unsettling.
A disturbing film that tries to explore the mind of a serial killer.
His behaviour is very disturbing.
(informal) Strangely repulsive.
That creepy old man keeps leering at me!
Present participle of disturb
Crawly; having or producing a sensation like that caused by insects creeping on the skin.
One's whole blood grew curdling and creepy.
Causing distress or worry or anxiety;
Distressing (or disturbing) news
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
Annoying and unpleasant;
Some creepy kids were bothering her
Causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin;
A creepy story
I had a creepy-crawly feeling