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  • n. Someone or something that disturbs; a disrupter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, disturbs of disquiets; a violator of peace; a troubler.
  • n. One who interrupts or incommodes another in the peaceable enjoyment of his right.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who disturbs or disquiets; a violator of peace or harmony; one who causes tumult or disorder.
  • n. One who or that which excites disgust, agitation, or tumult; that which causes perturbation.
  • n. In law, one who hinders or incommodes another in the peaceable enjoyment of his rights.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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