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disturbance

dis·turb·ance

disturbance

pronunciation:
dih stuhr bihns
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of disturbing.
synonyms:
agitation, disruption
similar words:
annoyance, distraction, interruption, perturbation, storm, turbulence, upheaval, vexation
definition 2: the condition of being disturbed.
synonyms:
agitation, disruption
antonyms:
calm
similar words:
distraction, inconvenience, interruption, nerve, perturbation, turmoil
definition 3: something that disturbs.
synonyms:
disruption, distraction
similar words:
annoyance, bother, inconvenience, interruption, nuisance, vexation
definition 4: a disruption of public order and tranquillity; commotion.
synonyms:
commotion, disorder
similar words:
agitation, brouhaha, convulsion, disruption, flutter, fracas, furor, fuss, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, noise, pother, racket, riot, ruckus, rumpus, storm, to-do, tumult, turbulence, unrest, uproar
definition 5: a disruption of mental clarity and tranquillity.
similar words:
agitation, disorder, disruption, distress, inquietude, moil, tumult, worry
Word Parts
The word disturbance contains the following parts:
turb Latin root that means confusion
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.