Origin of disturbance
SYNONYMS FOR disturbance
ANTONYMS FOR disturbance
Related formsnon·dis·turb·ance, nounpre·dis·turb·ance, noun
Examples from the Web for disturbance
Playing in her yard one day, she saw “a ripple, a disturbance of the air … My first thought is that I have seen the devil.”
The man was a member of the Los Angeles police force investigating a disturbance at such-and-such and address.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And they are writing a tell-all story or causing some kind of disturbance, be it legal or whatever else to get attention.
They knew someone had tried to clean up the house after a disturbance.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was a séance held or Ouija board used before the disturbance began?
This had happened before, and the disturbance created made manifest in much the same way.The Squire's Daughter|Archibald Marshall
It is most frequently caused, however, in childhood by some disturbance in the stomach or bowels.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)|Grant Hague
I do not expect to find the disturbance that is rife in Paris, said Irma Lentz shortly.Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound|Alice B. Emerson
The disturbance ceases when the glasses are moistened, and does not appear again till they have dried.
When that telegram arrived at the old Corner House it failed to make much of a disturbance in the pool of the household existence.The Corner House Girls Among the Gypsies|Grace Brooks Hill
British Dictionary definitions for disturbance
- a minor movement of the earth causing a small earthquake
- a minor mountain-building event