[n] the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
[n] a noisy fight
[n] activity that is an intrusion or interruption; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"
[n] electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
[n] a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
[n] (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
[n] an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"
affray, commotion, disruption, flutter, folie, fray, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, interference, kerfuffle, mental disorder, mental disturbance, noise, perturbation, perturbation, psychological disorder, ruffle, stir, to-do, turmoil