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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
disturbance /dis'tə:bəns/
  • danh từ
    • sự làm mất yên tĩnh, sự làm náo động; sự quấy rầy, sự làm bối rối, sự làm lo âu; sự làm xáo lộn
    • (vật lý) sự làm nhiễu loạn; sự nhiễu loạn
      • magnetic disturbance: sự nhiễu loạn từ
    • (rađiô) âm tạp, quyển khí
    • (pháp lý) sự vi phạn (quyền hưởng dụng)
Concise Dictionary
+activity that is an intrusion or interruption
+an unhappy and worried mental state
+a disorderly outburst or tumult
+a noisy fight
+the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
+(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
+electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 disruption, disorder, disorganization, disarrangement, disarray; upheaval, interruption, upset, intrusion, interference:
She won't tolerate any disturbance to her schedule.
2 commotion, disorder, upset, outburst, tumult, turmoil, turbulence, violence, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, uproar, brouhaha, rumpus, brawl, mêlée or melee, breach of the peace, Donnybrook, fray, affray, fracas, trouble, Colloq ruckus, Brit spot of bother, Slang Brit spot of bovver:
There was a disturbance at the pub yesterday.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [U, C, usually sing.] actions that make you stop what you are doing, or that upset the normal state that sth is in; the act of disturbing sb/sth or the fact of being disturbed: The building work is creating constant noise, dust and disturbance. + a disturbance in the usual pattern of events + the disturbance of the local wildlife by tourists
2 [C] a situation in which people behave violently in a public place: serious disturbances in the streets + He was charged with causing a disturbance after the game.
3 [U, C] a state in which sb's mind or a function of the body is upset and not working normally: emotional disturbance
Collocation Dictionary

1 actions that upset the normal state of sb/sth


considerable, major, serious | minimal, minimum, minor, slight


an unacceptable level of disturbance to occupiers of adjacent properties


cause, create, make
The traffic causes serious disturbance to residents.
| suffer | prevent
She moved the nest very carefully to prevent disturbance to the birds.


without ~
a place where you can work without disturbance
| ~ from
disturbance from noisy lorries
| ~ of
the major disturbance of marine life caused by oil spillages
| ~ to
Buildings should create minimum disturbance to the environment.

2 violent public event


The decision led to serious disturbances in all the country's main cities.
| violent | public | crowd, mass | serious | civil, ethnic, political, racial, social | inner city, rural, urban


cause, give rise to, lead to, provoke, trigger (off)
He was arrested and charged with causing a disturbance in a public place. An influx of refugees has triggered off disturbances.
| be involved in
Large numbers of workers involved in the disturbances have been arrested.
| deal with, put down, quell
Troops were brought in to put down the disturbance.


occur | involve sb
disturbances involving members of a crowd of 550 demonstrators


during/in a/the ~
Several people were injured during a disturbance in the capital city.
| ~ among
There had been violent disturbances among the prisoners.
| ~ between
disturbances between members of two rival factions


a disturbance of the peace
The government advocated strong action against Mussolini's disturbance of the peace.

3 emotional/physical upset


serious, severe | behavioural, emotional, mental, psychiatric, psychological
teenagers suffering from a kind of psychological disturbance
| bowel, menstrual | sleep


suffer from


~ in
a disturbance in liver function behavioural disturbances in children

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