Definitions

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

  • adj. Emotionally or mentally restless or uneasy.
  • adj. Characterized by unrest or disorder; turbulent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Uneasy and restless; unable to settle.
  • v. To disturb, disquiet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To disquiet.
  • adj. Not quiet; restless; uneasy; agitated; disturbed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not quiet; not calm or tranquil; restless; agitated; disturbed; also, causing disturbance.
  • To disquiet.

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

  • adj. characterized by unrest or disorder
  • adj. causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

Etymologies

From un- +‎ quiet. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When you have asked conscience a question be silent, and wait for an answer; even in unquiet times keep you spirits calm and quiet.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • At the outbreak of the war, he had been on another vessel going from London to New York and he recalled the unquiet nights, the days of anxious vigilance, searching the sea and the atmosphere, fearing from one moment to another the appearance of a periscope upon the waters, or the electric warning of a steamer torpedoed by the submarine.

    Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) A Novel

  • The rushed feeling sometimes comes from a nervous unquiet which is inherited, and should be trained out of the child.

    Nerves and Common Sense

  • Kullak utters words of warning to the "unquiet" sex regarding the habitual neglect of the bass.

    Chopin : the Man and His Music

  • After then wearying and fatiguing myself with grasping shadows, whilst that most sensible part of me disdain'd to content itself with less than realities, the strong yearnings, the urgent struggles of nature towards the melting relief, and the extreme self-agitations I had used to come at it, had wearied and thrown me into a kind of unquiet sleep: for, if

    Fanny Hill, Part VI (second letter)

  • After then wearying and fatiguing myself with grasping shadows, whilst that most sensible part of me disdained to content itself with less than realities, the strong yearnings, the urgent struggles of nature towards the melting relief, and the extreme self-agitations I had used to come at it, had wearied and thrown me into a kind of unquiet sleep: for, if I tossed and threw about my limbs in proportion to the distraction of my dreams, as I had reason to believe I did, a bystander could not have helped seeing all for love.

    Memoirs of Fanny Hill.

  • But my preferred writing soundtrack is actually pretty varied, and pretty unquiet.

    Nora’s Sunday Quickie: Writing Mix «

  • Still, there is always the acting, and McKellen gives superb value as this unquiet Don.

    The Syndicate – review | Michael Billington

  • And his skills with the unquiet dead are virtually moot in balance with his indifference towards the unquiet living.

    From the stack: Time and Again vol. 1

  • The process continues until the oppressors are faced with a choice in a starkly growing chasm between killing whatever shred of humanity they have in order to maintain power or doing right by treating the unquiet as equals.

    Matthew Yglesias » King and Nonviolence

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