disturbance


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Synonyms for disturbance

Synonyms for disturbance

an interruption of regular procedure or of public peace

a change in normal place or position

serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely

Synonyms for disturbance

activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

an unhappy and worried mental state

Related Words

a noisy fight

References in classic literature ?
In fact, about four o'clock they were all concentrated about the Palais Royal, the courts and ground floors of which were filled with musketeers and Swiss guards, and there awaited the outcome of all this disturbance.
He fought out with his fist at the unknown cause of disturbance, turned over, and snored again.
Come, come," said D'Artagnan to himself, not having lost one of the details we have related, "this is a very fair gathering -- circumspect, calm, accustomed to disturbance, acquainted with blows
There was no sign anywhere that there had been any disturbance or displacement of anything during the night.
With still greater reason, accordingly, when the prisoner has gone mad, and might bite and make a terrible disturbance in the Bastile; why, in such a case, it is not simply an act of mere charity to wish him dead; it would be almost a good and even commendable action, quietly to have him put out of his misery.
The result had been perpetual disturbance of mind provoked by self-torturing speculations on the subject of the murder.
My nerves trembled, on that lovely summer night, as if there had been an electric disturbance in the atmosphere and a storm coming.
In order to secure the grave against secret disturbance, it was sown with thistles.
I was about to speak further, when I observed the wild oats near the place of the disturbance moving in the most inexplicable way.
She waited for events, looking out over the lawn, with a visible inner disturbance, marked over the bosom by the rise and fall of her white dress.
If the new period of disturbance were first to commence by some great earthquake in the dead of the night, how terrific would be the carnage
Margaret had often wondered at the disturbance that takes place in the world's waters, when Love, who seems so tiny a pebble, slips in.
The closure of the eye and the lachrymation are quite involuntary, and so is the disturbance of the heart.
And as a fact, in such cases the emotional disturbance set up in Alexey Alexandrovitch by the sight of tears found expression in hasty anger.
As to those partial commotions and insurrections, which sometimes disquiet society, from the intrigues of an inconsiderable faction, or from sudden or occasional illhumors that do not infect the great body of the community the general government could command more extensive resources for the suppression of disturbances of that kind than would be in the power of any single member.