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Definition of Disturbance

Disturbance

  1. An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current.
  2. Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness.
  3. Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.
  4. The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like.

Disturbance Quotations

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
Anatole Broyard

I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
Albert Ellis

For me, graffiti means making marks on surfaces using just about anything, be it markers, spray, paint, chalk, lipstick, varnish, ink. Or it can be the result of scratches and incisions. The aim is to maintain the energy created by disturbance or excitement in the street.
Barry McGee

But it is possible that, in the days ahead, these years we have lived through may eventually be thought of simply as a period of disturbance and regression.
Hjalmar Branting

Few parents are aware of the difficulties that beset the minds of the little philosophers and theologians who sit upon their knees or play at their feet; and many a parent could not comprehend the disturbance, if he were aware of it.
Lucy Larcom
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Disturbance Translations

disturbance in Dutch is storing
disturbance in Latin is turbatio, tumultus
disturbance in Norwegian is forstyrrelse, uro
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