Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To deprive of peace or rest; trouble.
  • noun Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
  • adjective Uneasy; restless.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To deprive of peace, rest, or tranquillity; make uneasy or restless; harass; disturb; vex.
  • Unquiet; restless; uneasy.
  • noun Want of quiet, rest, or peace; an uneasy or unsettled state of feeling, as in a person or a community; restlessness; unrest.
  • noun A disquieting occurrence or condition; a disturbance; an alarm, or a state of alarm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.
  • transitive verb To render unquiet; to deprive of peace, rest, or tranquility; to make uneasy or restless; to disturb.
  • adjective rare Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.
  • adjective Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.
  • verb Make (someone) worried or anxious

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

  • noun a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments
  • noun the trait of seeming ill at ease
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

Etymologies

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dis- +‎ quiet

Examples

  • She resumed, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that when the jeweller quitted his wife, he repented having bespoken her thus and, returning to his shop, he sat there in disquiet sore and anxiety galore, between belief and unbelief.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Note, A great deal of disquiet is often given to the world by the restless ambition and implacable resentments of proud princes.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Another reason for the disquiet is the stature of the author, admits David Benjamin, a former legal advisor to the Israeli army.

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online

  • Older residents recalled the disquiet in the city when the wall was first built.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • And that brings me to another aspect of my disquiet which is that given these large charities are using similar advertising strategies to the RSPCA, and there is frequently a separate but similar Scottish version, are they also poaching funds that people in Scotland are assuming are going to help Scottish children?

    Wee Abused Scottish Beasties

  • And that brings me to another aspect of my disquiet which is that given these large charities are using similar advertising strategies to the RSPCA, and there is frequently a separate but similar Scottish version, are they also poaching funds that people in Scotland are assuming are going to help Scottish children?

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Marguerite Duras, Carlos Fuentes, and Susan Sontag, among others, expressed their "disquiet" even as they sought to remain loyal to the Cuban revolution.

    Cuba Libre

  • Marguerite Duras, Carlos Fuentes, and Susan Sontag, among others, expressed their "disquiet" even as they sought to remain loyal to the Cuban revolution.

    Cuba Libre

  • But I feel the same kind of disquiet I felt when I first heard about faith schools.

    December 16th, 2007

  • Martin Russell Crowe, professorial, mustachioed, monocled, wedding ring, looking up from an old volume of Hölderlin, pulling up his lederhosen: You have lost your "disquiet," which means you have found the way to your innermost, purest feminine essence.

    Philocrites: Martin & Hannah: The movie!

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