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disturbance Idioms & Phrases


disturbance of the peace

  • noun any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
    disorderly behavior; disorderly conduct; breach of the peace.
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electrical disturbance

  • noun electrical signals produced by unwanted sources (atmospherics or receiver noise or unwanted transmitters)
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emotional disturbance

  • noun any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
    affective disorder; major affective disorder; emotional disorder.
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mental disturbance

  • noun (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
    folie; psychological disorder; disturbance; mental disorder.
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seismic disturbance

  • noun an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
    shock.
    • the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch
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tumultuous disturbance

  • noun a sudden violent disturbance
    outburst.
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