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Synonyms for disturb
dɪˈstɜrb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disturb, upset, trouble(verb)

    move deeply

    "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"

    Synonyms:
    discomfit, touch, shake up, raise up, disorder, interrupt, cark, commove, bother, inconvenience oneself, agitate, disquiet, turn over, put out, perturb, trouble oneself, tump over, unhinge, incommode, disoblige, trouble, overturn, bowl over, discommode, discompose, tip over, upset, inconvenience, swage, untune, disconcert, vex, ail, knock over, stir up, distract, pain

  2. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up(verb)

    change the arrangement or position of

    Synonyms:
    fight, touch, crusade, succuss, excite, stick, perplex, get, nark, irritate, shake up, shake, mystify, flummox, commove, inflame, bother, press, agitate, rile, gravel, stir, nonplus, wake, shift, instigate, stimulate, reorganise, get to, dumbfound, rouse, fire up, reorganize, interrupt, vex, heat, nettle, baffle, chafe, get at, trouble, beat, fluff up, ignite, budge, amaze, turn on, charge, annoy, bump around, upset, charge up, incite, jar, puzzle, bewilder, rag, push, foment, campaign, stupefy, worry, stir up, raise up, plump up, pose, devil, set off

  3. touch, disturb(verb)

    tamper with

    "Don't touch my CDs!"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, shake up, have-to doe with, raise up, interrupt, rival, commove, pertain, agitate, match, concern, impact, stir, tinge, refer, meet, affect, trouble, relate, touch on, equal, tinct, bear on, upset, allude, bear upon, reach, contact, come to, advert, vex, partake, extend to, stir up, tint

  4. interrupt, disturb(verb)

    destroy the peace or tranquility of

    "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"

    Synonyms:
    interrupt, disrupt, trouble, break up, touch, raise up, vex, cut off, stir up, commove, shake up, break, agitate, upset

  5. disturb(verb)

    damage as if by shaking or jarring

    "Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"

    Synonyms:
    interrupt, shake up, trouble, touch, raise up, stir up, commove, vex, agitate, upset

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disturb

    Objects are displaced when moved out of the place they have occupied; they are misplaced when put into a place where they should not be. One may know where to find what he has misplaced; what he has mislaid he can not locate.

    Synonyms:
    confuse, crowd out, derange, disarrange, displace, jumble, mislay, misplace, remove, unsettle

    Antonyms:
    adjust, array, assort, classify, dispose, group, order, place, put in order, put in place, set in order, sort

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disturb

    Synonyms:
    derange, discompose, disorder, discommode, plague, confuse, rouse, agitate, annoy, trouble, interrupt, incommode, worry, vex, molest, disquiet

    Antonyms:
    order, collocate, arrange, pacify, soothe, quiet, compose, leave

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disturb

    Synonyms:
    v. a. agitate, shake, stir, derange, disorder, confuse, unsettle, throw into confusion, put into disorder

  2. disturb

    Synonyms:
    molest, annoy, disquiet, vex, ruffle, worry, plague, trouble, incommode

  3. disturb

    Synonyms:
    interrupt, impede, hinder

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disturb(v)

    Synonyms:
    molest, perturb, annoy, disquiet, agitate, incommode, ruffle, disarrange, derange, unsettle, roust, excite

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    disrupt, bother, upset, interrupt, annoy, distort, perturb, interfere

How to pronounce disturb?

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How to say disturb in sign language?

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How to use disturb in a sentence?

  1. Natural Resources:

    It's a pretty precious habitat down there, anytime you disturb it and move it there are implications to the food web.

  2. Franklin P. Jones:

    An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.

  3. Alison Smidt:

    I honestly try and keep the ‘do not disturb’ sign on as long as I'm there to not have a guilty conscience about not tipping, i just don't feel I need my bed made every day, or my bathmat placed back on the side of the tub.

  4. The Cohen:

    We really wanted this house to feel like it was just dropped into this field, we want to disturb very little around us.

  5. Indira Ghandi:

    Whenever you take a step forward you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground.


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