Definition of disruption:
intermission, pause, affray, flap, din, faulting, interruption, flapping, col, order, interference, whirl, crack, good luck, breakdown, prison-breaking, breaking, psychological disorder, flutter, tumult, ruffle, separation, geological fault, mental disturbance, suspension, flicker, dislocation, break, discontinuity, falling out, turmoil, stir, disorder, splitting, hoo-ha, upset, gaolbreak, disorganization, folie, waver, respite, discontinuance, gap, confusion, ruction, fault, division, mental disorder, breakage, commotion, opening, open frame, recess, happy chance, rift, jailbreak, rumpus, to-do, prisonbreak, discontinuation, breach, noise, fluttering, kerfuffle, continue, shift, agitation, spread, severance, break of serve, disturbance, perturbation, fray, hoo-hah, hurly burly, fluster, disordering, time out, rupture, fracture, ruckus, breakout.
The whole pride of the South seemed about to go to disruption, and the imminent danger of this lent a passionate loyalty to the changed program which appealed to everything that was best and noblest in the people.- "The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South", Broadus Mitchell.
It will lead those who follow it to a quiet but well- grounded belief that the forces tending to unity in the world are different in quality, incomparably greater in scope than those which make for disruption.- "The Unity of Civilization", Various.
- "Father and Son", Edmund Gosse.