Say your portfolio is worth a third less than before this recession or crash or perturbation or whatever you want to call it.
In his perturbation he pushed back his chair, and the movement made her look up at him.
When they had been announced a perturbation was noticeable among the servants.
There was a pause--a dead pause, indeed; the baron changed colour and appeared to attempt to hide the perturbation of his spirit.
The perturbation and excitement at Bullhampton were, of course, greater than elsewhere.
I needed but little encouragement; for the perturbation of my mind stood in want of this relief.
Folsom turned and sketched the architect's perturbation to his wife.
Marianne's joy was almost a degree beyond happiness, so great was the perturbation of her spirits and her impatience to be gone.
In the case of the world, the perturbation is very slight, and amounts only to a reversal of motion.
Here the squire heaved a sigh which told of the perturbation of his soul.
late 14c., from Old French perturbacion "disturbance, confusion" (14c.) and directly from Latin perturbationem (nominative perturbatio) "confusion, disorder, disturbance," noun of action from past participle stem of perturbare (see perturb).