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    disturbance

    disturbance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word disturbance

    Definition
    (noun) activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
    Synonyms : perturbation
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) an unhappy and worried mental state
    Synonyms : perturbation , upset
    Example Sentence
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
    Definition
    (noun) a disorderly outburst or tumult
    Example Sentence
    • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused
    Definition
    (noun) a noisy fight
    Synonyms : affray , fray , ruffle
    Definition
    (noun) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion Definition
    (noun) (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness Definition
    (noun) electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
    Synonyms : interference , noise
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