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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

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How to use disturbance in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Michael Silverman:

    There's so much stigma associated with mood disturbance and anxiety that patients try to grab on to anything they can to explain what's going on, allergies could be aggravating a problem in their lives they don't want to deal with.

  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. 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.

  5. Joseph Wilson:

    I heard a commissioner say that only 10 % of the land at Grand-Staircase has any scenic value, to them 90 % of this was worthless, but that underestimates the importance of biodiversity here and we can assume that things that cause a lot of disturbance to the area will have negative consequences.

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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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