disturber disturber

Definition(s):

  • (n) a troubler who interrupts or interferes with peace and quiet; someone who causes disorder and commotion

Usage(s):

  1. That task is to be a highly visible and articulate disturber of the complacent and the comfortable.
  2. Before he began his next song, a beater was delegated to quell the disturber.

News

  • Davidson on James Turrell’s Hallucinatory Guggenheim Transformation

    Visitors to the Guggenheim Museum usually pause in the cylinder of space and glance upwards, letting their eyes follow the whorl of the ramp as it spirals toward the skylight. James Turrell, virtuoso of light and disturber of visual fields, has given them a new reason to raise their gaze: ... More »
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. McCain said King "was called an agitator, a troublemaker, a malcontent, and a disturber of the peace. These are often the terms applied to men and women of conscience who will not endure cruelty, nor abide injustice. We hear them to this day - in...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "One lie after another has been concocted to tarnish my name. I have been portrayed by the powers-that-be as a disturber of the peace," Anwar wrote in his blog. "But the ones who trouble the people are these figures who are afraid of their...
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Anwar Ibrahim Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He's a real -- I don't know how to say it nicely -- a disturber out there," Simon said. "That's his game. I don't necessarily think you need to get involved with him. Whistle to whistle, play hard against him, but once the whistle blows,...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Chris Simon Source: Newsday

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