HyperDic: disturbance

English > 7 senses of the word disturbance:
NOUNeventdisturbance, perturbationactivity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
statedisturbance, perturbation, upsetan unhappy and worried mental state
statedisturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfufflea disorderly outburst or tumult
actdisturbance, affray, fray, rufflea noisy fight
actdisturbancethe act of disturbing something or someone
statedisturbance, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, folie(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion
eventdisturbance, noise, interferenceelectrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
disturbance > pronunciation
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > disturbance: 7 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningActivity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption.
  • "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"
  • "there was a disturbance of neural function"
Narrowerfuss, trouble, bother, hassleAn angry disturbance
magnetic stormA sudden disturbance of the earth's magnetic field
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishperturbación, turbación
English > disturbance: 7 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAn unhappy and worried mental state.
Example"there was too much anger and disturbance"
Synonymsperturbation, upset
BroaderagitationA mental state of extreme / extreme emotional disturbance
Spanishalteración, perturbación, trastorno, turbación
Verbsdisturbmove deeply
English > disturbance: 7 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA disorderly outburst or tumult.
Example"they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
Synonymsdisruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle
Narrowerconvulsion, turmoil, upheavalA violent disturbance
earthquakeA disturbance that is extremely disruptive
incidentA public disturbance
stir, splashA prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
storm, tempestA violent commotion or disturbance
storm center, storm centreA center of trouble or disturbance
tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboilA state of commotion and noise and confusion
BroaderdisorderA disturbance of the peace or of public order
Spanishagitación, alboroto, barrila, bullicio, cacao, confusión, conmoción, disturbio, disturbios, encargos, kerfuffle, lío, movida, pendientes, perturbación, quehacer, revoloteo, ruido, ruptura, sarao, tomate, trapisonda, trastorno, tumulto
Catalanaldarull, commoció, desgavell, desori, disturbi, enrenou, kerfuffle, rebombori, sarau
English > disturbance: 7 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA noisy fight.
Synonymsaffray, fray, ruffle
Broaderfight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
Spanishalgarada, altercado, contienda, disturbio, liza, reyerta
English > disturbance: 7 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion.
Narroweragitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabalooDisturbance usually in protest
circus, carnivalA frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumultThe act of making a noisy disturbance
disorganization, disorganisationThe disturbance of a systematic arrangement causing disorder and confusion
disruption, perturbationThe act of causing disorder
furor, furoreA sudden outburst (as of protest)
havoc, mayhemviolent and needless disturbance
melee, scrimmage, battle royalA noisy riotous fight
outburst, tumultuous disturbanceA sudden violent disturbance
rampage, violent disorderviolently angry and destructive behavior
upset, derangement, overthrowThe act of disturbing the mind or body
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishdisturbio, perturbación
Catalanpertorbació, torbament
Verbsdisturbtamper with
English > disturbance: 7 senses > noun 6, state
Meaning(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.
Synonymsmental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, folie
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
NarrowerAsperger's syndromeA psychiatric disorder usually noted during early school years
aberrationA disorder in one's mental state
affective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbanceAny mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
anxiety disorderA cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
conversion disorder, conversion reaction, conversion hysteriaA mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
deliriumA usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
delusional disorderAny mental disorder in which delusions play a significant role
dissociative disorderdissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
encopresisinvoluntary defecation not attributable to physical defects or illness
folie a deuxThe simultaneous occurrence of symptoms of a mental disorder (as delusions) in two persons who are closely related (as siblings or man and wife)
neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosisA mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
personality disorderInflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
psychosomatic disorderA mental disorder that causes somatic symptoms
schizothymiaresembling schizophrenia but remaining within the bounds of normality
Broaderdisorder, upsetA physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal / normal functioning
Spanishdesequilibrio mental, enfermedad mental, folie, perturbación mental, perturbación, trastorno
Catalandesequilibri mental, folie, pertorbació mental
English > disturbance: 7 senses > noun 7, event
Meaningelectrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.
Synonymsnoise, interference
Narrowerbackground, background signalextraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured
clutterUnwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen
crosstalk, XTThe presence of an unwanted signal via an accidental coupling
fadeoutA gradual temporary loss of a transmitted signal due to electrical disturbances
jittersmall rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources
static, atmospherics, atmospheric staticA crackling or hissing noise / noise caused by electrical interference
white noiseA noise produced by a stimulus containing all of the audible frequencies of vibration
BroadertroubleAn event causing distress / distress or pain

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