Definitions

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

  • noun A state of restlessness or uneasiness; disquietude.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lack of quietude or tranquillity; restlessness of manner or feeling; unrest.
  • noun Disturbance of mind or body; a feeling of uneasiness or apprehension; disquietude.

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

  • noun Disturbed state; uneasiness either of body or mind; restlessness; disquietude.

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

  • noun A condition of being restless, uneasy or nervous

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

  • noun feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, disturbance, from Late Latin inquiētūdō, restlessness, from Latin inquiētus, restless : in-, not; see in– + quiētus, quiet; see quiet.]

Examples

  • What added to our inquietude was the circumstance that two-thirds of our original number were now waiting for us in Paris, and clinging, as we now did most painfully, to any addition to our melancholy remnant, this division, with the tameless impassable ocean between, struck us with affright.

    The Last Man

  • What added to our inquietude was the circumstance that two-thirds of our original number were now waiting for us in Paris, and clinging, as we now did most painfully, to any addition to our melancholy remnant, this division, with the tameless impassable ocean between, struck us with affright.

    III.4

  • What added to our inquietude was the circumstance that two-thirds of our original number were now waiting for us in Paris, and clinging, as we now did most painfully, to any addition to our melancholy remnant, this division, with the tameless impassable ocean between, struck us with affright.

    The Last Man

  • What added to our inquietude was the circumstance that two-thirds of our original number were now waiting for us in Paris, and clinging, as we now did most painfully, to any addition to our melancholy remnant, this division, with the tameless impassable ocean between, struck us with affright.

    The Last Man

  • But his inquietude was the offspring of love; and his wariness and caution originated in the docility of his mind, and his anxious attachment to innocence and spotless rectitude.

    Imogen A Pastoral Romance

  • Still, as I urged our leaving Ireland with such inquietude and impatience, my father thought it best to yield.

    Chapter 21

  • The new president referred to only one issue facing Congress: how far “an exercise of the occasional power delegated by the Fifth article of the Constitution” was expedient at the present time due to the objections made to the Constitution and “the degree of inquietude which has given birth to them.”

    Ratification

  • The new president referred to only one issue facing Congress: how far “an exercise of the occasional power delegated by the Fifth article of the Constitution” was expedient at the present time due to the objections made to the Constitution and “the degree of inquietude which has given birth to them.”

    Ratification

  • Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their seriousness from beets.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • The new president referred to only one issue facing Congress: how far “an exercise of the occasional power delegated by the Fifth article of the Constitution” was expedient at the present time due to the objections made to the Constitution and “the degree of inquietude which has given birth to them.”

    Ratification

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    December 10, 2007