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disturbance

noun

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1 a state of noisy, confused activity
  • went to investigate the disturbance outside

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2 an act or instance of the order of things being disturbed
  • caused a disturbance in the carefully ordered proceedings

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3 the act of making unwelcome intrusions upon another
  • the assistant apologized for the disturbance and got straight to the point

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The first known use of disturbance was in the 13th century

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“Disturbance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/disturbance. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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