- disorder, bother (informal), turmoil, riot, upheaval, fray, brawl, uproar, agitation, fracas, commotion, rumpus, tumult, hubbub, shindig (informal), ruction (informal), ruckus (informal), shindy (informal) •
During the disturbance, three men were hurt.
- upset, bother, disorder, confusion, distraction, intrusion, interruption, annoyance, agitation, hindrance, perturbation, derangement •
The home would cause less disturbance than a school.
- problem, disorder, upset, trouble •
Poor educational performance is linked to emotional disturbances.
'disturbance' in Other Languages
- British English: disturbance NOUN
A disturbance is an incident in which people behave violently in public.During the disturbance which followed, three people were hurt.
Definition of disturbance from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of disturbing or the state of being disturbed
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