disturbance

[ dih-stur-buhns ]
/ dɪˈstɜr bəns /

noun


Nearby words

  1. distrito federal,
  2. distrix,
  3. distrust,
  4. distrustful,
  5. disturb,
  6. disturbed,
  7. disturbing,
  8. disty.,
  9. distylar,
  10. distyle

Origin of disturbance

1250–1300; Middle English disto(u)rbance < Anglo-French, Old French. See disturb, -ance

Related formsnon·dis·turb·ance, nounpre·dis·turb·ance, noun

Synonym study

2. See agitation. 5. See disorder.

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British Dictionary definitions for disturbance

disturbance

/ (dɪˈstɜːbəns) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for disturbance

disturbance

n.

late 13c., "mental distress," from Old French destorbance (12c., Old North French distorbance), from destourber, from Latin disturbare (see disturb). Meaning "public disturbance" is c.1300; that of "destruction of peace or unity" is late 14c.

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