Meddle vs Disturb - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between meddle and disturb
is that meddle
is (obsolete) to mix (something) with some other substance; to commingle, combine, blend while disturb
is to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
As a noun disturb is
(obsolete) To mix (something) with some other substance; to commingle, combine, blend.
*1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.i:
*:he cut a locke of all their heare, / Which medling with their bloud and earth, he threw / Into the graue.
*:But after god came to Adam and bad hym knowe his wyf flesshly as nature requyred / Soo lay Adam with his wyf vnder the same tree / and anone the tree whiche was whyte and ful grene as ony grasse and alle that came oute of hit / and in the same tyme that they medled to gyders there was Abel begoten / thus was the tree longe of grene colour
*:Take a ram's head that never meddled with an ewe, cut off at a blow, and the horns only taken away, boil it well, skin and wool together.
(senseid)To interfere (in) or (with); to concern oneself with unduly.
*Bible, 2 Kings xiv.10:
*:Why shouldst thou meddle to thy hurt?
*:The civil lawyershave meddled in a matter that belongs not to them.
(obsolete) To interest or engage oneself; to have to do (with), in a good sense.
*:Study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own business.
to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
- The noisy ventilation disturbed me during the exam.
- The performance was disturbed twice by a ringing mobile phone.
to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
- A school of fish disturbed the water.
- A mudslide disturbed the course of the river.
- The trauma disturbed his mind.
to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
- disturb his inmost counsels from their destined aim
- A disturbing film that tries to explore the mind of a serial killer.
- His behaviour is very disturbing .