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Synonyms for disturbance
dɪˈstɜr bəns

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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. American Airlines:

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

  2. Billy Murphy:

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

  3. Wendi Williams:

    It was shocking, i think the more calm I remained,( the flight attendant) got angrier and more aggravated. So she said,' I'm not talking to you anymore. I'm done with you,' or' I'm done with this,' something to that effect, and then handed me this passenger disturbance notice.

  4. 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.

  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.

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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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