Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being unquiet; agitation; excitement; uneasiness; restlessness.

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  • noun The state or condition of being unquiet.

Etymologies

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unquiet +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Wrath, envy, trouble, and unquietness, and fear of death, and rigour, and strife, and such things come to both man and beast, but sevenfold to the ungodly.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • What is he for a fool that betroths himself to unquietness?

    Much Ado About Nothing

  • So much motion, continues he (for he was very corpulent) — is so much unquietness; and so much of rest, by the same analogy, is so much of heaven.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • So much motion, continues he (for he was very corpulent) — is so much unquietness; and so much of rest, by the same analogy, is so much of heaven.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • 'What is he for a fool that betroths himself to unquietness?' he asks his chief henchman, Borachio, who has brought him intelligence of an intended marriage.

    Shakespeare

  • A place of quiet that suddenly seemed to hold a strange unquietness.

    A Heritage of Stars

  • The manners of the best servants often put to shame those of their employers, for their self-possession and complete knowledge of what they are and ought to be raises them above the unquietness of those who have a suspicion that they are not quite what might be expected of them.

    The Education of Catholic Girls

  • It tells a story of busy men, citizens from the hot street, who have come to spend a day in a country village, -- men of business, -- in short, of all unquietness; and no wonder that it gives such a startling scream, since it brings the noisy world into the midst of our slumberous peace.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866

  • From him that weareth purple, and beareth the crown, even to him that is covered with rough linen: wrath, envy, trouble, unquietness, and the fear of death, continual anger, and strife,

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 26: Ecclesiasticus The Challoner Revision

  • From him that weareth purple, and beareth the crown, even to him that is covered with rough linen: wrath, envy, trouble, unquietness, and the fear of death, continual anger, and strife,

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

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