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Definitions of disturbance

  1. a noisy fight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. activity that is an intrusion or interruption; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Disturber. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The interruption of a settled state; uproar; confusion; mental agitation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Agitation: tumult: interruption: perplexity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Agitation; tumult; interruption. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The act of disturbing; a public tumult; mental confusion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Any disquiet or interruption of peace; interruption of a settled state of things; tumult; emotion or agitation of the mind; disorder of thoughts; confusion; the hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Confusion; disorder; a stirring up or excitement; tumult; a disquieting or hindering from the peaceable enjoyment of, as of a right. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Interruption of tranquillity, agitation; tumult, uproar, outbreak; (Law) molestation, interference with rights or property. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. Derangement of the regular course of things;—confusion or agitation of the mind;—public commotion; right;—tumult; brawl; disorder; derangement. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. Interruption of tranquillity; confusion, disorder; tumult. Complete Dictionary
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