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  1. [noun] activity that is an intrusion or interruption; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"
    Synonyms: perturbation

  2. [noun] an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"
    Synonyms: perturbation, upset

  3. [noun] a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
    Synonyms: disruption, commotion, stir, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle

  4. [noun] a noisy fight
    Synonyms: affray, fray, ruffle

  5. [noun] the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

  6. [noun] (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
    Synonyms: mental disorder, mental psychological disorder, folie

  7. [noun] electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
    Synonyms: noise, interference


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