American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Worried unease; anxiety: a state of brooding disquietude about a colleague's success.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An uneasy or disturbed state of mind; a feeling of slight alarm or apprehension; perturbation.
- n. uncountable A state of disquiet, uneasiness, or anxiety.
- n. countable A fear or an instance of uneasiness.
- n. feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
- From dis- + quietude. (Wiktionary)
“They are under a frightful apprehension of guilt and wrath, that they cannot enjoy themselves; when they seem settled they are in disquietude, when they seem merry they are in heaviness; like Cain, who always dwelt in the land of shaking.”
“There were even some among them who did not dance at all, but only felt an involuntary impulse to allay the internal sense of disquietude, which is the usual forerunner of an attack of this kind, by laughter, and quick walking carried to the extent of producing fatigue.”
“The second cause of his disquietude was the jealous hatred of Madame Campvallon toward the young rival she had herself selected.”
“To love only to seek - on condition of never finding - to want only disquietude, that is to hate truth.”
“But another and different kind of disquietude kept them waking too.”
“Ollivier, the Prime-Minister, said openly: "The Government has no kind of disquietude; at no epoch has the maintenance of peace been more assured; on whatever side you look, you see no irritating question under discussion.”
“But I have another source of disquietude which is unaccompanied with any alleviating circumstances.”
“My husband and I looked at each other till we burst into tears, and our children observing our disquietude began to cry bitterly.”
“Although few are honestly articulating such strong anxieties about changes in population trends or in leadership, many blacks suspect that this disquietude is in fact insinuating itself into many places through disguised forms of dissatisfaction and disdain.”
“If you do, it will create disquietude in your soul and be counterproductive.”
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