- 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.
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