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Synonyms for disturbance
dɪˈstɜr bənsdis·tur·bance

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disturbance

    Anxiety is, according to its derivation, a choking disquiet, akin to anguish; anxiety is mental; anguish may be mental or physical; anguish is in regard to the known, anxiety in regard to the unknown; anguish is because of what has happened, anxiety because of what may happen. Anxiety refers to some future event, always suggesting hopeful possibility, and thus differing from apprehension, fear, dread, foreboding, terror, all of which may be quite despairing. In matters within our reach, anxiety always stirs the question whether something can not be done, and is thus a valuable spur to doing; in this respect it is allied to care. Foreboding, dread, etc., commonly incapacitate for all helpful thought or endeavor. Worry is a more petty, restless, and manifest anxiety; anxiety may be quiet and silent; worry is communicated to all around. Solicitude is a milder anxiety. Fretting or fretfulness is a weak complaining without thought of accomplishing or changing anything, but merely as a relief to one's own disquiet. Perplexity often involves anxiety, but may be quite free from it. A student may be perplexed regarding a translation, yet, if he has time enough, not at all anxious regarding it.

    Synonyms:
    anguish, anxiety, apprehension, care, concern, disquiet, dread, fear, foreboding, fretfulness, fretting, misgiving, perplexity, solicitude, trouble, worry

    Antonyms:
    apathy, assurance, calmness, carelessness, confidence, ease, light-heartedness, nonchalance, satisfaction, tranquillity

    Preposition:
    Anxiety for a friend's return; anxiety about, in regard to, or concerning the future.

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. perturbation, disturbancenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, mental disorder, folie, upset, flutter, to-do, psychological disorder, perturbation, kerfuffle, hoo-ha, disruption, fluster, interference, ruffle, fray, noise, affray, hoo-hah

  2. disturbance, perturbation, upsetnoun

    an unhappy and worried mental state

    "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"

    Synonyms:
    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, disorder, mental disorder, folie, upset, overturn, flutter, to-do, psychological disorder, perturbation, kerfuffle, turnover, hoo-ha, disruption, fluster, interference, ruffle, fray, noise, derangement, overthrow, affray, swage, hoo-hah

  3. disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfufflenoun

    a disorderly outburst or tumult

    "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

    Synonyms:
    gap, flapping, flicker, ruction, commotion, folie, interruption, rumpus, mental disorder, whirl, din, flutter, hoo-hah, mental disturbance, hurly burly, flap, dislocation, ruffle, break, waver, disruption, affray, fluttering, perturbation, upset, noise, tumult, ruckus, kerfuffle, hoo-ha, to-do, psychological disorder, interference, fray

  4. affray, disturbance, fray, rufflenoun

    a noisy fight

    Synonyms:
    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, mental disorder, interference, ruff, folie, upset, flounce, flutter, choker, to-do, psychological disorder, perturbation, furbelow, kerfuffle, fracas, frill, hoo-ha, disruption, altercation, ruffle, fray, noise, neck ruff, affray, hoo-hah

  5. disturbancenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, mental disorder, folie, upset, flutter, to-do, psychological disorder, perturbation, kerfuffle, hoo-ha, disruption, interference, ruffle, fray, noise, affray, hoo-hah

  6. mental disorder, mental disturbance, disturbance, psychological disorder, folienoun

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

    Synonyms:
    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, mental disorder, folie, upset, flutter, to-do, psychological disorder, perturbation, kerfuffle, hoo-ha, disruption, interference, ruffle, fray, noise, affray, hoo-hah

  7. noise, interference, disturbancenoun

    electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

    Synonyms:
    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, mental disorder, interference, preventive, upset, stochasticity, folie, hitch, hoo-ha, intervention, psychological disorder, disruption, dissonance, flutter, racket, fray, kerfuffle, preventative, hoo-hah, incumbrance, encumbrance, noise, hinderance, hindrance, ruffle, to-do, haphazardness, randomness, affray, perturbation

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pothernoun

    commotion, confusion, tumult

    Submitted by JokerGem on July 29, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disturbancenoun

    Synonyms:
    agitation, derangement, commotion, disorder, confusion, tumult, breeze, disquiet

  2. disturbancenoun

    Synonyms:
    perturbation, molestation, annoyance, discomposure

  3. disturbancenoun

    Synonyms:
    interruption, hinderance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disturbancenoun

    Synonyms:
    molestation, derangement, disquiet, disorder, perturbation, inquietude, agitation, uneasiness, commotion, turmoil, tumult, uproar, riot, clamor

    Associated words:
    perturbable, imperturbable, perturbability, imperturbability, imperturbation

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How to use disturbance in a sentence?

  1. Eric Day:

    Communities and farms with large numbers of cicadas emerging at once may have a substantial noise issue, hopefully, any annoyance at the disturbance is tempered by just how infrequent -- and amazing -- this event is.

  2. Unknown:

    Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance.

  3. Elaine Richards:

    While I am not a fan of corporal punishment, I am not a fan of his friends Major Nuisance or General Disturbance.

  4. Nancy Gordeuk:

    I sincerely apologize to all the persons in attendance at the ceremony for the actions of the few causing the disturbance and for my emotional, un-called generalization of the black persons in attendance.

  5. Garland Police:

    This shooting appears to be in retaliation from a previous disturbance, and was believed to be a targeted attack on one or more of the persons inside the store.


Translations for disturbance

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  • إزعاجArabic
  • смущение, смут, бъротия, безредиеBulgarian
  • জ্বালাতনBengali
  • narušení, vyrušení, rušení, výtržník, [[duševní]] [[porucha]]Czech
  • forstyrrelseDanish
  • Geistesstörung, Störenfried, StörungGerman
  • perturboEsperanto
  • estorbo, perturbación, disturbio, trastornoSpanish
  • perturbationFrench
  • aimhreit, atharrachadhScottish Gaelic
  • הפרעהHebrew
  • disturboItalian
  • 混乱, 動乱, 動揺Japanese
  • ئاژاوه‌Kurdish
  • ngaungau, ngangau, heihei, rarī, āheiheiMāori
  • forstyrrelseNorwegian
  • storing, verstoringDutch
  • estorvo, transtorno, distúrbio, perturbaçãoPortuguese
  • deranj, deranjare, deranjament, încomodare, tulburare, perturbație, perturbareRomanian
  • волнение, нарушительница, нарушение, расстройство, беспорядок, нарушительRussian
  • avbrott, störning, rubbningSwedish
  • utunduSwahili
  • 骚乱Chinese

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