Synonyms for disturbance


1. perturbation, disturbance, activity
usage: 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"
2. disturbance, perturbation, upset, agitation
usage: an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"
3. disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle, disorder
usage: a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
4. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle, fight, fighting, combat, scrap
usage: a noisy fight
5. disturbance, motion, movement, move, motility
usage: the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
6. mental disorder, mental disturbance, disturbance, psychological disorder, folie, disorder, upset
usage: (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
7. noise, interference, disturbance, trouble
usage: electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
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