SYNONYMS FOR disturbance
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Origin of disturbance
OTHER WORDS FROM disturbancenon·dis·turb·ance, nounpre·dis·turb·ance, noun
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How to use disturbance in a sentence
The graphic body-camera footage, which Rochester police released Sunday, left city leaders demanding answers for how a family disturbance call quickly escalated into a use of force against a young girl in obvious distress.Rochester police handcuffed and pepper-sprayed a 9-year-old girl, body-cam footage shows|Jaclyn Peiser|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
We’ll watch the timing of a potentially moisture-starved disturbance moving through.D.C.-area forecast: Showers by late afternoon or evening, then perhaps some snow showers Saturday|A. Camden Walker|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Sternbeck said members of the department's civil disturbance unit escorted the Capitol-related defendants out the secondary exit.
We will not tolerate any disturbance on board our aircraft or at any of the airports we serve.FAA warns of jail time, fines as airports and airlines prep for unruly passengers ahead of the inauguration|Ian Duncan, Lori Aratani|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Cells also already have a native capacity to keep DNA safe from environmental disturbances.New Research Could Enable Direct Data Transfer From Computers to Living Cells|Edd Gent|January 11, 2021|Singularity Hub
As a precaution against a possible disturbance, the ferry was escorted by a police boat, its blue lights flashing.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think that there will be an ability that people will get to have their voice heard without disturbance,” Bratton said.After No Indictment for Eric Garner Killer, Is NYC the Next Ferguson?|Jacob Siegel|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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 stakes of each disturbance rise accordingly—increasing the sense of general crisis and emergency washing over the globe.
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
“I fretted and fumed all next day, and raised a great disturbance,” rejoined the old gentleman.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
The intensity of this drama, however, being interior, caused little outward disturbance that casual onlookers need have noticed.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Then Gaubert returned with a tale that you had been killed and that there was a disturbance in the Champs aux Capuchins.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
His coming was in the nature of a welcome disturbance; it seemed to furnish a new direction for her emotions.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Thus was a most important revolution brought about without bloodshed, and almost without disturbance.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
British Dictionary definitions for disturbance
- a minor movement of the earth causing a small earthquake
- a minor mountain-building event