Associations to the word «Disturbance»


DISTURBANCE, noun. The act of disturbing, being disturbed.
DISTURBANCE, noun. Something that disturbs.
DISTURBANCE, noun. An interruption of that which is normal or regular.
DISTURBANCE, noun. (psychology) A serious mental imbalance or illness.
DISTURBANCE REGIME, noun. (ecology) Various modes of widespread floral replacement, e.g., flood, fire, disease or wind, or a combination thereof.

Dictionary definition

DISTURBANCE, noun. Activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption; "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".
DISTURBANCE, noun. An unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me".
DISTURBANCE, noun. A disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused".
DISTURBANCE, noun. A noisy fight.
DISTURBANCE, noun. The act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion.
DISTURBANCE, noun. (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.
DISTURBANCE, noun. Electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.

Wise words

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