dis·tur·bance /dɪsˈtɝbən(t)s/ 名詞
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.
Any man . . . in a state of disturbance and irritation. --Burke.
3. Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.
The disturbance was made to support a general accusation against the province. --Bancroft.
4. Law 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.
Syn: -- Tumult; brawl; commotion; turmoil; uproar; hubbub; disorder; derangement; confusion; agitation; perturbation; annoyance.
n 1: activity that is an intrusion or interruption; "he looked
around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a
disturbance of neural function" [syn: perturbation]
2: an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much
anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she
caused me" [syn: perturbation, upset]
3: a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the
furious disturbance they had caused" [syn: disruption, commotion,
stir, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah,
4: a noisy fight [syn: affray, fray, ruffle]
5: the act of disturbing something or someone; setting
something in motion
6: (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion;
a more neutral term than mental illness [syn: mental
disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder,
7: electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb
communication [syn: noise, interference]