Synonyms for disturbance

Synonyms for (noun) disturbance

Synonyms: disturbance

Definition: the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: affray, ruffle, disturbance, fray

Definition: a noisy fight

Similar words: scrap, combat, fight, fighting

Definition: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

Usage: a fight broke out at the hockey game; there was fighting in the streets; the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap


Synonyms: perturbation, disturbance

Definition: activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

Usage: 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

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: interference, disturbance, noise

Definition: electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

Similar words: trouble

Definition: an event causing distress or pain

Usage: what is the trouble?; heart trouble


Synonyms: disruption, disturbance, to-do, commotion, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle

Definition: a disorderly outburst or tumult

Usage: they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

Similar words: disorder

Definition: a disturbance of the peace or of public order


Synonyms: folie, psychological disorder, disturbance, mental disorder, mental disturbance

Definition: (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

Similar words: upset, disorder

Definition: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

Usage: the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder; everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time


Synonyms: perturbation, upset, disturbance

Definition: an unhappy and worried mental state

Usage: there was too much anger and disturbance; she didn't realize the upset she caused me

Similar words: agitation

Definition: a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance