Synonyms for disturb

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dih-sturb
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈstɜrb

Top 10 synonyms for disturb Other synonyms for the word disturb

Définition of disturb

Origin :
  • c.1300, "to stop or hinder," from Old French destorber (Old North French distourber) and directly from Latin disturbare "throw into disorder," from dis- "completely" (see dis-) + turbare "to disorder, disturb," from turba "turmoil" (see turbid).
  • Meaning "to frighten" is late 13c.; that of "to stir up, agitate" is c.1300. Related: Disturbed; disturbing; disturbingly. Middle English also had distourbler (n.) "one who disturbs or incites" (late 14c.).
  • verb bother, upset
  • verb disorder; dislocate
Example sentences :
  • When they do not disturb him with earthly medicines, he is quiet and happy.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • If, however great the cause, I fret myself I disturb the right conditions.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • It could disturb no one if Mrs. Roberts tried her little experiment.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • No other noise could disturb us but the cackling of hens and the quacking of ducks.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Perhaps superior; for, above the sky, there would be angels to disturb him.
  • Extract from : « The Man of Adamant » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Sir, it will stun you; and you should have nothing to disturb you in the state of health you are in.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • Do not disturb the prestige which belongs to a distant and unfamiliar power.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • The carpenter Andrew would like to speak to you, Mrs. Ritter, if it will not disturb you too much.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • This did not disturb Kingozi in the least: indeed he did not see it.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • The Leopard Woman kept her tent; but he did not offer to disturb her.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White

Antonyms for disturb

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