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Synonyms for disturbance
dɪˈstɜr bənsdis·tur·bance

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disturbancenoun

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

  2. disturbancenoun

    Synonyms:
    perturbation, molestation, annoyance, discomposure

  3. disturbancenoun

    Synonyms:
    interruption, hinderance

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How to use disturbance in a sentence?

  1. Billy Murphy:

    The causes of the civil disturbance in Baltimore last year have not been eliminated.

  2. The CDC:

    The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after, the CDC's new recommendations will permit us to cope with all of this disturbance and to trim it down to allow people to come back to work earlier and safely at very low risk.

  3. 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.

  4. Sheriff Sigsworth:

    We want everybody to come and have a good time, but we want them to be responsible with their consumption of alcohol, we’ll continue to respond to 911 calls out there, whatever they may be, and if people are intoxicated to the point where they’re causing a disturbance, they’re going to be arrested.

  5. Amit Ray:

    There are two types of empathy: the positive empathy and the negative empathy. When we are fully carried away by the unaware activities of the mirror neurons, we are under the trap of negative empathy. The negative empathy generates attachments. Out of these attachments suffering follows. Negative empathy is a kind of reaction to a situation, whereas positive empathy is internal response of peace love and tranquility.... In positive empathy, your deep tranquility, joy and peace activates the mirror neurons of the others, whereas in negative empathy your mirror neurons are activated by the disturbance of others. Meditation especially loving kindness meditation increases the positive empathy.


Translations for disturbance

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

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