1. [ noun ] activity that is an intrusion or interruption
Synonyms: perturbation

"he looked around for the source of the disturbance" "there was a disturbance of neural function"

Related terms: activity fuss magnetic_storm
2. [ noun ] an unhappy and worried mental state
Synonyms: perturbation upset

"there was too much anger and disturbance" "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"

Related terms: agitation disturb upset
3. [ noun ] a noisy fight
Synonyms: fray ruffle affray
Related terms: fight
4. [ noun ] a disorderly outburst or tumult
Synonyms: commotion turmoil hoo-hah hurly_burly stir hoo-ha to-do kerfuffle flutter disruption

"they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

Related terms: disorder convulsion tumult storm storm_center earthquake incident
5. [ noun ] the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
Related terms: motion commotion havoc agitation melee upset circus outburst rampage furor disorganisation disruption touch
6. [ noun ] (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
Synonyms: mental_disturbance psychological_disorder folie mental_disorder
Related terms: disorder neurosis affective_disorder psychosomatic_disorder delusional_disorder schizothymia dissociative_disorder personality_disorder aberration conversion_disorder encopresis split_personality folie_a_deux delirium anxiety_disorder psychiatry
7. [ noun ] electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
Synonyms: interference noise
Related terms: trouble background crosstalk fadeout static jitter clutter
Similar spelling:   disturber