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  Definition of disturbance
  1. the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
  2. a noisy fight
  3. activity that is an intrusion or interruption; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"
  4. electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
  5. a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
  6. (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
  7. an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn''t realize the upset she caused me"
Similar Words: affray, fray, ruffle, perturbation, noise, interference, disruption, commotion, stir, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, folie, upset

 

Hyponyms: circus, carnival, disorganization, disorganisation, disruption, perturbation, commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult, furor, furore, havoc, mayhem, melee, scrimmage, battle royal, agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo, outburst, tumultuous disturbance, rampage, violent disorder, upset, derangement, overthrow, fuss, trouble, bother, hassle, magnetic storm, clutter, background, background signal, crosstalk, XT, fadeout, jitter, static, atmospherics, atmospheric static, convulsion, earthquake, incident, storm, tempest, storm center, storm centre, tumultuousness, uproar, garboil, anxiety disorder, psychosomatic disorder, aberration, conversion disorder, conversion reaction, conversion hysteria, delirium, delusional disorder, encopresis, folie a deux, personality disorder, affective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, schizothymia, neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis, dissociative disorder

 

Derivational Morphology: touch, disturb, upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit, trouble, perturb, unhinge, disquiet, cark, distract, disorder

 

 
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