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Disturbance meaning

disturbance - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current.
  2. 2. Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness.
  3. 3. Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.
  4. 4. The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like.
  5. 5. Agitation; tumult; interruption.

disturbance - examples of usage

  1. But Niekerk, who had been unable to understand the words which gave rise to the disturbance, was confirmed in his ideas as to the essential insanity of the English. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. War surely brings disturbance and losses to others besides those who are directly engaged in it, and all the nations having commercial relations with Mexico were expecting their cruisers in the gulf to act as a kind of sea police. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. " There is always so much disturbance; but my meaning is plain. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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