Dictionary Results for disturbance


1. disturbance - noun

· activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption; "the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset"; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"

Synonym(s): perturbation

Hypernym(s): activity




2. disturbance - noun

· an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"

Synonym(s): perturbation, upset

Hypernym(s): agitation




3. disturbance - noun

· a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

Synonym(s): disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly_burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle

Hypernym(s): disorder




4. disturbance - noun

· a noisy fight

Synonym(s): affray, fray, ruffle

Hypernym(s): fight, fighting, combat, scrap




5. disturbance - noun

· the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility




6. disturbance - noun

· (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

Synonym(s): mental_disorder, mental_disturbance, psychological_disorder, folie

Hypernym(s): disorder, upset




7. disturbance - noun

· electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

Synonym(s): noise, interference

Hypernym(s): trouble





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