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1. disturbance

noun. ['dɪˈstɝːbəns'] activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption.

Synonyms

  • bother
  • magnetic storm
  • fuss
  • activity
  • hassle
  • trouble

Antonyms

  • nonmoving
  • refrain
  • descend
  • linger

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Words that Rhyme with Disturbance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

Example sentences of the word disturbance


1. Noun, singular or mass
They are often one of the first species to move in after a disturbance such as fire or logging.

Quotes containing the word disturbance


1. When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.
- Stephen Richards

2. The fact that a cloud from a minor volcanic eruption in Iceland—a small disturbance in the complex mechanism of life on the Earth—can bring to a standstill the aerial traffic over an entire continent is a reminder of how, with all its power to transform nature, humankind remains just another species on the planet Earth.
- Slavoj Žižek

3. Even when in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary.
- Stephen Richards, The Ultimate Cosmic Ordering Meditation

2. disturbance

noun. ['dɪˈstɝːbəns'] an unhappy and worried mental state.

Synonyms

  • perturbation
  • upset

Antonyms

  • raise
  • pull
  • unwind

3. disturbance

noun. ['dɪˈstɝːbəns'] the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion.

Synonyms

  • turmoil
  • battle royal
  • motility
  • rumpus
  • upheaval
  • disruption
  • tumultuous disturbance
  • movement
  • tumult
  • motion
  • furor
  • rampage
  • overthrow
  • commotion
  • furore
  • move
  • ruckus
  • outburst
  • din
  • perturbation
  • excitement
  • scrimmage
  • violent disorder
  • disorganisation
  • derangement
  • circus
  • mayhem
  • ruction
  • disorganization
  • carnival
  • upset
  • havoc
  • hullabaloo
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • closing
  • opening
  • immobility
  • immotility

4. disturbance

noun. ['dɪˈstɝːbəns'] a disorderly outburst or tumult.

Synonyms

  • garboil
  • storm
  • hurly burly
  • to-do
  • upheaval
  • storm centre
  • disruption
  • storm center
  • tumultuousness
  • uproar
  • tumult
  • commotion
  • tempest
  • hoo-ha
  • hoo-hah
  • stir
  • flutter
  • splash
  • kerfuffle
  • convulsion
  • earthquake
  • incident
  • disorder

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • rise
  • precede
  • advance

5. disturbance

noun. ['dɪˈstɝːbəns'] a noisy fight.

Synonyms

  • scrap
  • fighting
  • fray
  • affray
  • fight
  • ruffle

Antonyms

  • retreat
  • boo
  • moving
  • motionlessness

6. disturbance

noun. ['dɪˈstɝːbəns'] electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.

Synonyms

  • white noise
  • noise
  • background
  • static
  • background signal
  • XT
  • jitter
  • atmospheric static
  • trouble
  • atmospherics
  • clutter
  • interference
  • crosstalk

Antonyms

  • ride
  • follow
  • ascend
  • go

7. disturbance

noun. ['dɪˈstɝːbəns'] (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.

Synonyms

  • mental disorder
  • affective disorder
  • dissociative disorder
  • encopresis
  • anxiety disorder
  • emotional disturbance
  • neurosis
  • emotional disorder
  • delirium
  • psychological disorder
  • folie
  • conversion disorder
  • aberration
  • conversion reaction
  • folie a deux
  • schizothymia
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • psychosomatic disorder
  • personality disorder
  • mental disturbance
  • delusional disorder
  • conversion hysteria
  • major affective disorder
  • disorder
  • upset
  • psychoneurosis

Antonyms

  • converge
  • enter
  • hop out
  • stand still
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