dis·tur·bance noun \di-ˈstər-bən(t)s\
: something that stops you from working, sleeping, etc. : the act of disturbing someone or something
: a change in the position, arrangement, or order of something
: violent or noisy behavior especially in public
: a local variation from the average or normal wind conditions
Examples of DISTURBANCE
- She doesn't want any more disturbances while she is studying.
- He reacts badly to disturbance of his daily routine.
- Fish are able to detect even slight disturbances in the water.
- Disturbance of the river's sediment causes cloudy water.
- Neighbors called the police to report a disturbance.
- They were arrested for creating a disturbance.
- The violence that soldiers experience in war can lead to emotional disturbance in later years.
First Known Use of DISTURBANCE
Related to DISTURBANCE
- ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], commotion, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zoo
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dis·tur·bance noun \dis-ˈtər-bən(t)s\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the state of being emotionally disturbed
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