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disturbance

noun

1 disturbance

Activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption:
— He looked around for the source of the disturbance.
— There was a disturbance of neural function.

synonym: perturbation.

Roget 61: derangement etc. v.; disorder etc. 59; evection, discomposure, disturbance; disorganization, deorganization; dislocation; perturbation, interruption; ... show more



2 disturbance

An unhappy and worried mental state:
— There was too much anger and disturbance.

synonyms: perturbation, upset.

3 disturbance

A disorderly outburst or tumult:
— They were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused.

synonyms: commotion, disruption, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do.

Roget 713: disagreement etc. 24; discord, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance; jar, clash, shock; jarring, jostling etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 59: disorder; derangement etc. 61; irregularity; anomaly etc. (unconformity) 83; anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness ... show more

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Dutch: drukte, tumult, beroering, commotie, consternatie, deining, fermentatie, herrie, keet, onrust ... show more

4 disturbance

A noisy fight.

synonyms: affray, fray, ruffle.

5 disturbance

The act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion.

Dutch: storing

6 disturbance

psychiatry A psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.

synonyms: folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder.

Dutch: geestesstoornis, tenderlocomotief

7 disturbance

Electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.

synonyms: interference, noise.

Dutch: gerucht


Moby thesaurus: abashment, ado, affray, agitation, all-overs, angst, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, baffle, bafflement, befuddlement, bewilderment, bluster ... show more.

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