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Synonyms for disturbance
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perturbation, 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"

    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, upset(noun)

    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, kerfuffle(noun)

    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, ruffle(noun)

    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. disturbance(noun)

    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, folie(noun)

    (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, disturbance(noun)

    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

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disturbance(n.)

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

  2. disturbance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    perturbation, molestation, annoyance, discomposure

  3. disturbance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    interruption, hinderance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disturbance(n)

    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. John Schumaker:

    Without cultural sanction, most or all our religious beliefs and rituals would fall into the domain of mental disturbance.

  2. Claudio Semini:

    If we have a moving mass in front, that creates also a disturbance in the legs. So what we're developing is algorithms that can take into account that external disturbance from the payload or from the arm. And then servo the legs, control the legs in a way to compensate for these disturbances. And we've managed to do this very well; there's an example where we moved the arm left and right relatively fast, and if we don't use the smart controller the robot moves a lot. But if we turn on the smart controller, the torque and forces in the cylinders and joints are optimized so that the robot is relatively firm and rejects all these external disturbances.

  3. American Airlines:

    Due to a disturbance during the flight, the crew requested that law enforcement meet the aircraft upon landing in Honolulu.

  4. Jan Kleyna:

    Gault is the best smoking-gun example of a fast rotator right at the 2-hour limit, it could have been on the brink of instability for 10 million years. Even a tiny disturbance, like a small impact from a pebble, might have triggered the recent outbursts.

  5. Michael Osterholm:

    That's like saying you don't want to call the fire department because you're afraid the trucks will create a disturbance.


Translations for disturbance

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  • бъротия, безредие, смущение, смутBulgarian
  • জ্বালাতনBengali
  • narušení, vyrušení, výtržník, rušení, [[duševní]] [[porucha]]Czech
  • forstyrrelseDanish
  • Geistesstörung, Störung, StörenfriedGerman
  • perturboEsperanto
  • perturbación, estorbo, trastorno, disturbioSpanish
  • perturbationFrench
  • atharrachadh, aimhreitScottish Gaelic
  • הפרעהHebrew
  • disturboItalian
  • 動乱, 動揺, 混乱Japanese
  • ئاژاوه‌Kurdish
  • āheihei, ngaungau, rarī, ngangau, heiheiMāori
  • forstyrrelseNorwegian
  • verstoring, storingDutch
  • estorvo, transtorno, perturbação, distúrbioPortuguese
  • deranj, deranjament, încomodare, tulburare, perturbație, perturbare, deranjareRomanian
  • нарушитель, расстройство, нарушительница, волнение, нарушение, беспорядокRussian
  • störning, avbrott, rubbningSwedish
  • utunduSwahili
  • 骚乱Chinese

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