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Synonyms for disturbance

Synonyms for (noun) disturbance

Synonyms: disturbance Definition: the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Synonyms: affray, ruffle, disturbance, fray Definition: a noisy fight

Similar words: scrap, combat, fight, fighting Definition: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle Usage: a fight broke out at the hockey game; there was fighting in the streets; the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Synonyms: perturbation, disturbance Definition: activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption Usage: 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

Similar words: activity Definition: any specific behavior Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms: interference, disturbance, noise Definition: electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

Similar words: trouble Definition: an event causing distress or pain Usage: what is the trouble?; heart trouble

Synonyms: disruption, disturbance, to-do, commotion, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle Definition: a disorderly outburst or tumult Usage: they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

Similar words: disorder Definition: a disturbance of the peace or of public order

Synonyms: folie, psychological disorder, disturbance, mental disorder, mental disturbance Definition: (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

Similar words: upset, disorder Definition: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning Usage: the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder; everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time

Synonyms: perturbation, upset, disturbance Definition: an unhappy and worried mental state Usage: there was too much anger and disturbance; she didn't realize the upset she caused me

Similar words: agitation Definition: a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance