Definitions for (noun) disturbance

Main entry: disturbance

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


Main entry: affray, ruffle, disturbance, fray

Definition: a noisy fight


Main entry: 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


Main entry: interference, disturbance, noise

Definition: electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication


Main entry: 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


Main entry: folie, psychological disorder, disturbance, mental disorder, mental disturbance

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


Main entry: 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