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Another word for disturbance

  1. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace

  2. A change in normal place or position

      1. A change in direction, as of the wind
      2. (--- Music) A change of the hand position in playing the violin or a similar instrument.
      3. (Physics) A change in wavelength, causing a movement of a spectral band or line.
      1. (Chemistry) A rearrangement reaction.
      2. (Chem.) A redistribution of atoms or atomic groups within a molecule, forming the molecule of a different substance
      3. The process of rearranging.
      1. A tendency or trend:
      2. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
      3. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
      1. (Slang) An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement
      2. An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver:
      3. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) The act of moving, or a player's turn to move
      1. (Psychiatry) A defense mechanism in which an emotion or idea, usually repressed, is transferred to another, more acceptable object
      2. (Psychiatry) A psychological defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute.
      3. (Physics) A vector or the magnitude of a vector from the initial position to a subsequent position assumed by a body.
      1. The act or process of dislocating or the state of having been dislocated:
      2. Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
      3. An imperfection in the atomic structure of a crystal, usually consisting of one or more missing or disordered atoms in the crystal lattice
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  3. Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely

      1. (Law) The act of transferring property or title to it to another.
      2. Emotional isolation or dissociation.
      3. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement:
      1. A deviation from what is considered proper or normal.
      2. (Astron.) A small, periodic apparent change in the observed position of a celestial object, caused by the constantly changing position of the earth and the finite speed of the object's light
      3. An imperfect image caused by a physical defect in an optical element, as in a lens.
      1. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
      2. (Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
      3. Wild or violent mental disorder; specif., the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder, characterized generally by abnormal excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, flight of ideas, excessive activity, etc.
      1. The condition of being unbalanced; imbalance
      1. Mental illness. No longer in clinical use.
      2. Mental disorder, especially antisocial personality disorder.
      3. A personality disorder characterized by deceitfulness, manipulation, grandiosity, lack of empathy or guilt, and often aggressive or violent behavior. It is sometimes considered a subset of antisocial personality disorder.
      1. (Countable) A mental disorder.
      2. Any of various disorders characterized by impairment of an individual's thoughts, emotions, or social functioning, including schizophrenia and mood disorders such as bipolar disorder.
      3. (Uncountable) The property of being mentally ill; mental disorders taken as a whole.
      1. Enthusiasm; excitement:
      2. The condition of being mentally deranged.
      3. Dementia; insanity; lunacy
      1. Great or wild foolishness:
      2. (--- Archaic) Intermittent mental derangement attributed to the changing phases of the moon.
      3. (--- Obs.) Intermittent insanity, formerly supposed to change in intensity with the phases of the moon
      1. (Law) Any form or degree of mental derangement or unsoundness of mind, permanent or temporary, that makes a person incapable of what is regarded legally as normal, rational conduct or judgment
      2. Incapacity because of a mental disorder to participate adequately as a defendant in criminal proceedings or to understand the imposition of a criminal punishment, particularly the death penalty.
      3. Incapacity to form the criminal intent necessary for legal responsibility, as when a mental disorder prevents a person from knowing the difference between right and wrong.
      1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      2. Insanity; madness
      1. The property of being deranged.
      2. An act or instance of deranging.
      3. (Mathematics) A permutation of a set such that no element is in its previous position.
      1. (Psychiatry) A disorder of the mind affecting perception, memory, and judgment, characterized by reduced ability to remember, control muscular movements, recognize familiar objects and sounds, etc.
      2. Deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment, resulting from an organic disease or a disorder of the brain. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes.
      3. (Obs.) Insanity; madness
      1. (Uncountable) The state of being broken in mind; imbecility or weakness of intellect; derangement.
      2. (Uncountable) The state of being broken down or weakened; as, the craziness of a ship, or of the limbs.
      3. (Countable) The result or product of being crazy.
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Another word for disturbance

  1. Interpersonal disruption

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  2. Physical disruption

      1. A disturbance; a commotion:
      2. (Informal) Noisy confusion; uproar; row; disturbance
      1. Alternative spelling of hurlyburly.
      2. (Archaic) A noisy and disorderly tumult and confusion, especially as of battle.
      3. Noisy confusion; tumult.
      1. A state of confusion; a tumult:
      2. A round of parties, etc., one after another
      3. (Informal) A brief or experimental try:
      1. A sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
      2. A short period of active trading, as on a stock exchange.
      3. A brief fluctuation in stock market prices or increase in trading
      1. Water in rapid, violent, whirling motion caused by two meeting currents, by winds meeting tides, etc. and tending to form a circle into which floating objects are drawn; vortex or eddy of water
      2. Something, such as a situation, that is confusing or tumultuous and is easy to be drawn into or difficult to get out of:
      3. A bath, as used in hydrotherapy, in which an agitating device propels a current of warm water with a swirling motion
      1. A massive or overwhelming amount; a flood:
      2. A fall or slide of a large mass of material, especially of snow, down a mountainside.
      3. A mass of loosened snow, earth, rocks, etc. suddenly and swiftly sliding down a mountain, often growing as it descends
      1. A person who twists
      2. One that twists, as in the manufacture of rope or yarn.
      3. A thrown or batted ball that has been given a twist
      1. Any whirlwind or hurricane
      2. A violently whirling column of air, with wind speeds of about 100 to 300 miles per hour, extending downward from a cumulonimbus cloud, esp. in Australia and the central U.S.: usually appearing as a rapidly rotating, slender, funnel-shaped cloud and typically causing great destruction along its narrow path
      3. A violently rotating column of air extending from a cumulonimbus cloud to the ground, ranging in width from a few meters to more than a kilometer, with destructive winds up to 510 kilometers (316 miles) per hour or higher. Tornadoes are typically associated with a funnel cloud pendant from a storm's wall cloud, often extending to the bottom of the tornado.
      1. (Sports, aerial freestyle skiing) "full—triple-full—full" – an acrobatic maneuver consisting of three flips and five twists, with one twist on the first flip, three twists on the second flip, one twist on the third flip
      2. A violent tropical cyclone with winds moving at 74 or more miles per hour, often accompanied by torrential rains, and originating usually in the West Indian region: winds of hurricane force sometimes occur in the absence of a hurricane system
      3. A British fighter aircraft used during World War II, especially during the Battle of Britain
      1. A strong wind
      2. (Archaic) A periodic payment, such as is made of a rent or annuity.
      3. A shrub, also sweet gale or bog myrtle (Myrica gale) growing on moors and fens.
      1. Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar:
      2. A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail.
      3. A violent storm with high winds, esp. one accompanied by rain, hail, or snow
      1. A tumultuous, confused rush.
      2. A current of air whirling violently upward in a spiral motion around a more or less vertical axis that has a forward motion
      3. A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion.
      1. A heavy shower or volley of things
      2. An atmospheric disturbance characterized by a strong wind, usually accompanied by rain, snow, sleet, or hail, and, often, thunder and lightning
      3. A sudden, strong attack on a fortified place: now mainly in the phrase take by storm, to conquer, overwhelm, or win over suddenly and forcefully
      1. A severe disruption, disturbance, or reaction:
      2. (Physics) A powerful compression wave produced by the movement of a body through a fluid or gas at a velocity greater than the local speed of sound.
      3. A surface of discontinuity in a flow of air, sound, etc. set up when the flow suddenly changes from subsonic to supersonic, characterized by marked increases in temperature, pressure, and density of the flow, as in supersonic flow about an airplane wing
      1. A floodlight, specifically a unit that produces a beam of intense light.
      2. In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah.
      3. A large amount or number, especially when moving from one place to another:
      1. An unusual, often destructive rise of water along the seashore, as from onshore storm winds or a combination of wind and high tide.
      2. A tsunami. Not in scientific use.
      3. (Nontechnical) A tsunami or a similar wave caused by strong winds and not actually related to the tides
      1. A shaking of the ground, caused by volcanic activity or movement around geologic faults. [from 14th c.]
      2. A shaking or trembling of the crust of the earth, caused by underground volcanic forces or by breaking and shifting of rock beneath the surface
      3. A sudden movement of the earth's crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults or by volcanic activity.
      1. An earthquake.
      2. An instance of quaking.
      3. An earthquake, moonquake, etc.
      1. An appearance of a rash or blemish on the skin.
      2. The act or process of erupting.
      3. A sudden, often violent outburst.
      1. A release of mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy in a sudden and often violent manner with the generation of high temperature and usually with the release of gases.
      2. A sudden, great increase:
      3. The loud, sharp sound made as a result of either of these actions.
      1. A sudden, powerful concussion; violent blow, shake, or jar
      2. A sudden feeling of distress:
      3. The result or effect of such concussion
      1. An earthquake.
      2. A state or feeling of nervousness, worry, or excitement:
      3. A shaking or vibrating movement, as of the earth.
      1. A violent, involuntary contraction or spasm of the muscles
      2. A violent fit of laughter
      3. Violent turmoil.
      1. A sudden burst of energy, activity, or emotion.
      2. A sudden, convulsive, involuntary muscular contraction: a tonic spasm is persistent and sustained, and a clonic spasm is one of a series of relatively brief contractions alternating with relaxations
      3. Any sudden, violent, temporary activity, feeling, etc.
      1. A great, widespread outburst of admiration or enthusiasm; craze; rage
      2. Violent anger; frenzy.
      3. A general commotion; public disorder or uproar.
      1. Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
      2. A substance or organism causing fermentation, as yeast, bacteria, enzymes, etc.
      3. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
      1. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
      2. (Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
      3. A noisy confusion; loud and confused talk or activity; uproar
      1. A slight movement:
      2. A stirring, mixing, or poking movement:
      3. Movement; activity; agitation
      1. Fuss, ado.
      2. A person who gives trouble
      3. A cause or condition of worry or irritation; trouble; fuss
      1. Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
      2. The replacing of one thing for another; substitution:
      3. In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.
      1. Commotion or wild disorder
      2. An instance or type of such state or disturbance.
      3. (Uncountable) Disturbance in a gas or fluid, characterized by evidence of internal motion or unrest.
      1. Discussion meant to stir up people and produce changes
      2. Emotional disturbance or excitement
      3. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
      1. (--- Sports) Illegal obstruction or hindrance of an opposing player, such as hindrance of a receiver by a defender in football, hindrance of a fielder by a base runner in baseball, or checking a player not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
      2. (--- Sports) The illegal hindering of an opposing player, specif., in football, of an opponent who is trying to catch a pass
      3. (--- Football) The legal blocking of opposing players in order to clear the way for the ball carrier; also, the player or players who do such blocking
      1. Anything that interrupts
      2. An interrupting or being interrupted
      3. The interval during which something is interrupted; intermission
      1. The process of being heaved upward.
      2. The process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust
      3. A sudden, violent change
      1. A violent public disturbance of the peace, by a number of persons (specified, in law, usually as three or more) assembled together
      2. (Informal) An extremely amusing person, thing, or event
      3. Wild or violent disorder, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; uproar
      1. Violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult
      2. An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
      3. A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult:
      1. The state or condition of being restless; an inability to be still, quiet, at peace or comfortable.
      1. Physical force used so as to injure, damage, or destroy; extreme roughness of action
      2. Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
      3. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
      1. A loud, sustained noise
      2. A vehement expression of discontent or protest:
      3. A vehement, continued expression of the general feeling or of public opinion; loud demand or complaint
      1. Great emotional disturbance; agitation of mind, etc.
      2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
      3. Confusion; agitation; disturbance
      1. An outbreak of violent, raging behavior
      2. A course of violent, frenzied behavior or action.
      1. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
      2. Tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion
      3. Harassing labour; trouble; disturbance.
      1. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
      2. A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
      3. A condition characterized by lack of normal functioning of physical or mental processes:
      1. Violent motion; turbulence
      2. A condition of turbulent motion.
      3. A noisy rushing about; confusion; bustle
  3. The result of disturbance

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  4. A state of worry or trouble