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A vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness, as early in an illness
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  1. A vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness, as early in an illness
  2. A general sense of depression or unease:
  3. Any vague feeling of uneasiness, often, specif., one that is pervasive in a community
Physical deterioration, as of a highway, caused by hard use over time:
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  1. Physical deterioration, as of a highway, caused by hard use over time:
  2. The condition of being in need of immediate assistance:
  3. Bodily dysfunction or discomfort caused by disease or injury:
Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.
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  1. Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.
  2. Lack of comfort; uneasiness; inconvenience
  3. Anything causing this
(Astron.) A small change in an orbit caused by the attraction of another celestial body, other bodies, etc.
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  1. (Astron.) A small change in an orbit caused by the attraction of another celestial body, other bodies, etc.
  2. A small change in a physical system, most often in a physical system at equilibrium that is disturbed from the outside.
  3. Variation in a designated orbit, as of a planet, that results from the influence of one or more external bodies. Gravitational attraction between planets can cause perturbations and cause a planet to deviate from its expected orbit. Perturbations in Neptune's orbit led to the discovery of the object—Pluto—that was causing the perturbation. Perturbations in the orbits of stars have led to the discovery of planetary systems outside of our Solar system.
The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
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  1. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
  2. Discussion meant to stir up people and produce changes
  3. Emotional disturbance or excitement
A troubled state of mind; anxiety; distress; care; uneasiness
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  1. A troubled state of mind; anxiety; distress; care; uneasiness
  2. Something that causes anxiety
  3. The act of worrying or the condition of being worried; persistent mental uneasiness:
Mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, or misfortune, or an instance of this:
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  1. Mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, or misfortune, or an instance of this:
  2. The outward expression of such suffering; mourning; lamentation
  3. A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune:
A state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event
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  1. A state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event
  2. (Psychiatry) An abnormal state like this, characterized by a feeling of being powerless and unable to cope with threatening events, typically imaginary, and by physical tension, as shown by sweating, trembling, etc.
  3. A state of apprehension and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation. &diamf3; In psychiatry, a patient has an anxiety disorder &diamf3; if normal psychological functioning is disrupted or if anxiety persists without an identifiable cause.
Trouble or difficulty, or an instance of this:
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  1. Trouble or difficulty, or an instance of this:
  2. A source or cause of deep mental anguish:
  3. A cause or the subject of such suffering
A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
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  1. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
  2. A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction:
  3. An illness; ailment; disease
A thing or person that annoys
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  1. A thing or person that annoys
  2. An annoying or being annoyed
  3. A cause of irritation or vexation; a nuisance.
(Physics, engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).
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  1. (Physics, engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).
  2. The condition of so being stretched; tautness.
  3. Stress on a material produced by the pull of forces tending to cause extension
Weariness and dissatisfaction resulting from inactivity or lack of interest; boredom
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  1. Weariness and dissatisfaction resulting from inactivity or lack of interest; boredom
Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
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  1. Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
  2. A disturbed or uneasy feeling; anxiety; restlessness
A penetrating examination of one's motives, convictions, and attitudes.
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  1. A penetrating examination of one's motives, convictions, and attitudes.
  2. Close, honest examination of one's true feelings, motives, etc.
  3. Probing introspection, a critical consideration of one's conscience especially motives and values.
The act of irritating:
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  1. The act of irritating:
  2. The fact or condition of being irritated
  3. The condition of being irritated; vexation:
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  1. Deliberate pestering or annoying.
  2. Unjustifiable conduct, typically persistent and repetitive, aimed at an individual, that causes distress or discomfort. Unjustifiable conduct, typically persistent and repetitive, aimed at an individual, that causes distress or discomfort.
  3. Persistent attacks and criticism causing worry and distress.
A disturbance or disorder, specif. of an emotional or physical nature
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  1. A disturbance or disorder, specif. of an emotional or physical nature
  2. The act of upsetting or the condition of being upset:
  3. A condition of indigestion:
A source of irritation or annoyance:
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  1. A source of irritation or annoyance:
  2. The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
  3. Something that vexes; cause of annoyance or distress
A feeling of embarrassment or distress because one has failed or been disappointed
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  1. A feeling of embarrassment or distress because one has failed or been disappointed
  2. A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event:
A feeling of shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
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  1. A feeling of shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
  2. The control of physical desires and passions by self-denial, fasting, etc.
  3. Discipline of the body and the appetites by self-denial or self-inflicted privation, especially when undertaken for religious reasons.
Something that perplexes:
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  1. Something that perplexes:
  2. Something that is perplexed, or complicated
  3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment; confusion
A feeling of disquiet or concern.
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  1. A feeling of disquiet or concern.
  2. Distress or discomfort
An abnormal condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, inflammation, environmental factors, or genetic defect, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs, symptoms, or both.
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  1. An abnormal condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, inflammation, environmental factors, or genetic defect, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs, symptoms, or both.
  2. A particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms; specif., an illness; ailment
  3. (Obsolete) Lack of ease; trouble.
The property of being moody.
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  1. The property of being moody.
Mental or emotional unbalance or disorder.
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  1. Mental or emotional unbalance or disorder.
  2. A variation in normal wind conditions.
  3. The condition of being disturbed:
  1. Fuss, ado.
  2. A person who gives trouble
  3. A cause or condition of worry or irritation; trouble; fuss
A state of indecisive agitation.
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  1. A state of indecisive agitation.
  2. A form of noise which is intentionally applied to randomize errors which occur in the processing of both digital audio and digital video data
  3. A nervously excited or confused condition
(Informal) A state of frenzied excitement, esp. over some trivial matter
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  1. (Informal) A state of frenzied excitement, esp. over some trivial matter
A disturbed or uneasy feeling; anxiety; restlessness
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  1. A disturbed or uneasy feeling; anxiety; restlessness
  2. Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
Discussion meant to stir up people and produce changes
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  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.
A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
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  1. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
  2. Harassing labour; trouble; disturbance.
  3. Tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
The condition of being disturbed:
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  1. The condition of being disturbed:
  2. A disturbing or being disturbed
  3. A variation in normal wind conditions.
Chaotic or unstable eddying motion in a fluid. Avoiding excessive turbulence generated around moving objects (such as airplanes), which can make their motion inefficient and difficult to control, is a major factor in aerodynamic design.
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  1. Chaotic or unstable eddying motion in a fluid. Avoiding excessive turbulence generated around moving objects (such as airplanes), which can make their motion inefficient and difficult to control, is a major factor in aerodynamic design.
  2. (Uncountable) Disturbance in a gas or fluid, characterized by evidence of internal motion or unrest.
  3. (Uncountable) The state or fact of being turbulent or agitated; tempestuousness, disturbance.
Great emotional disturbance; agitation of mind, etc.
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  1. Great emotional disturbance; agitation of mind, etc.
  2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
  3. Confusion; agitation; disturbance
Violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult
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  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:
(Obsolete) Conflict; strife.
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  1. (Obsolete) Conflict; strife.
  2. Deliberation; consideration:
  3. Discussion or consideration of opposing reasons; argument about or deliberation on a question
One who is discontented.
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  1. One who is discontented.
  2. A discontented person. (see also malcontent).
  3. A person who is discontented, esp. with social or political norms or conditions
(Countable) Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebeling.
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  1. (Countable) Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebeling.
  2. A defiance of or opposition to any kind of authority or control
  3. (Countable) An organized, forceful subversion of the law of the land in an attempt to replace it with another form of government.
The act or an instance of rising or rising up.
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  1. The act or an instance of rising or rising up.
  2. The action of rising up; specif., an outbreak against a government; revolt
  3. A popular revolt that attempts to overthrow a government or its policies; an insurgency or insurrection.
A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
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  1. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
  2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
Petty quarreling. Usually considered a childish behaviour, although often applied to adults.
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  1. Petty quarreling. Usually considered a childish behaviour, although often applied to adults.
Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
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  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.
An angry or heated argument
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  1. An angry or heated argument
  2. A vehement quarrel.
An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
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  1. An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
  2. A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
  3. A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
Failure to distinguish between things
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  1. Failure to distinguish between things
  2. (Psychology) Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
  3. The act of confusing or the state of being confused:
The act of disputing; dispute
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  1. The act of disputing; dispute
  2. An academic exercise consisting of a formal debate or an oral defense of a thesis.
  3. Discussion marked by formal debate, often as an exercise
A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
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  1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
  2. Any race, game, debate, etc. in which individuals or teams compete with one another to determine the winner
  3. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
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  1. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
  2. A difference in views, especially in public, between individuals taking opposite sides on a particular issue.
  3. In constitutional law, an actual, definite, and concrete dispute over legal rights between parties with adverse interests wherein one party is seeking an adjudication of the dispute and specific relief of a conclusive nature. Also called case or controversy requirement. See also adversary proceeding.
A reason for a dispute or argument:
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  1. A reason for a dispute or argument:
  2. An angry dispute; an altercation.
  3. A dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment
The act of sparring.
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  1. The act of sparring.
Something uncertain:
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  1. Something uncertain:
  2. The condition of being uncertain; doubt.
  3. (Uncountable) Doubt; the condition of being uncertain or without conviction.
The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.
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  1. The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.
  2. A rising up against established authority; rebellion; revolt
The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
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  1. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
  2. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
  3. The act or an instance of suspecting guilt, a wrong, harmfulness, etc. with little or no supporting evidence
  1. Unhappiness or discontent
  2. A cause of discontent.
  3. The condition or feeling of being displeased or unsatisfied; discontent.
Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
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  1. Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
  2. A disturbed or uneasy feeling; anxiety; restlessness
Worried unease; anxiety:
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  1. Worried unease; anxiety:
  2. A disturbed or uneasy condition; restlessness; anxiety
A state of restlessness or uneasiness; disquietude.
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  1. A state of restlessness or uneasiness; disquietude.
  2. A condition of being restless, uneasy or nervous
  3. Restlessness; uneasiness
The characteristic of being restive.
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  1. The characteristic of being restive.
The state or condition of being restless; an inability to be still, quiet, at peace or comfortable.
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  1. The state or condition of being restless; an inability to be still, quiet, at peace or comfortable.
A feeling of disquiet or concern.
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  1. A feeling of disquiet or concern.
  2. Distress or discomfort
The state of being uneasy, nervous or restless.
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  1. The state of being uneasy, nervous or restless.
  2. An anxious state of mind; anxiety.
An agent, such as an enzyme, bacterium, or fungus, that brings about fermentation.
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  1. An agent, such as an enzyme, bacterium, or fungus, that brings about fermentation.
  2. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
  3. A substance or organism causing fermentation, as yeast, bacteria, enzymes, etc.
A German romantic literary movement of the late 1700s whose works typically depicted the struggles of a highly emotional individual against conventional society.
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  1. A German romantic literary movement of the late 1700s whose works typically depicted the struggles of a highly emotional individual against conventional society.
  2. An early Romantic movement in 18th-cent. German literature and music
  3. Turmoil; ferment:
A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
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  1. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
  2. Harassing labour; trouble; disturbance.
  3. Tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion
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