Definitions

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  • adjective causing mental trouble or anguish; upsetting; making uneasy
  • verb Present participle of disquiet.

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  • adjective causing mental discomfort

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Examples

  • What makes these strange smiles of Spitzer's so disquieting is the realization that they're glimpses of Irwin -- Spitzer's raging inner prosecutor -- taking fiendish pleasure in having chopped down another case of hubris.

    Why is Eliot Spitzer on TV? Because disgrace doesn't stick like it used to.

  • Intensive learning, or taking on a brand new skill are often arduous experiences because they require us to give up a measure of our belonging and to exist in disquieting limbo while we master the skill or discipline in question.

    Learning From Stories « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Perhaps even more disquieting is some evidence just now being published that suggests that the holding of a good job at a good salary is correlated much more with academic credentials than with ability and performance.

    Higher Education in Ontario: Who Goes? Who Benefits? Why Pays?

  • Amid a great deal of confusion and a great deal of debate and discussion this new baby is born under certain disquieting circumstances but we will have two Provinces more.

    The Evolution of Canadian Sentiment

  • Reports on state of sugar industry 'disquieting' -

    Stabroek News

  • Nobel Prize–winning physiologist, Charles Richet, a nonbeliever in postmortem survival, said this about deathbed visions: “Among all the facts adduced to prove survival, these seem to me to be the most disquieting, that is, from a materialistic point of view.”

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Nobel Prize–winning physiologist, Charles Richet, a nonbeliever in postmortem survival, said this about deathbed visions: “Among all the facts adduced to prove survival, these seem to me to be the most disquieting, that is, from a materialistic point of view.”

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Nobel Prize–winning physiologist, Charles Richet, a nonbeliever in postmortem survival, said this about deathbed visions: “Among all the facts adduced to prove survival, these seem to me to be the most disquieting, that is, from a materialistic point of view.”

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • And the clever clerk -- with the two brothers in the bazaar -- had unearthed quite a bit of disquieting news about that reception -- disquieting, that is, to one with secret fears.

    The Fortieth Door

  • At the center of the museum, the Hall of Witness, near where the assailant shot his victim, is framed by angular steel trusses, brick walls and a fissure in the floor to recall the disquieting, industrial architecture of concentration camps.

    Front Page - The Washington Times

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  • My adjectival use: 'Having burglars is a disquieting experience.'

    August 22, 2011

  • Noisy burglars are the pits.

    August 22, 2011