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disquieting

[dis-kwahy-i-ting] /dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing anxiety or uneasiness; disturbing:
disquieting news.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; disquiet + -ing2
Related forms
disquietingly, adverb
self-disquieting, adjective

disquiet

[dis-kwahy-it] /dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪt/
noun
1.
lack of calm, peace, or ease; anxiety; uneasiness.
verb (used with object)
2.
to deprive of calmness, equanimity, or peace; disturb; make uneasy:
The news disquieted him.
adjective
3.
Archaic. uneasy; disquieted.
Origin
1520-30; dis-1 + quiet
Related forms
disquietedly, adverb
disquietedness, noun
disquietly, adverb
undisquieted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disquieting

disquiet

/dɪsˈkwaɪət/
noun
1.
a feeling or condition of anxiety or uneasiness
verb
2.
(transitive) to make anxious or upset
adjective
3.
(archaic) uneasy or anxious
Derived Forms
disquietedly, disquietly, adverb
disquietedness, disquietness, noun
disquieting, adjective
disquietingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for disquieting

disquiet

v.

1520s, from dis- + quiet. Related: Disquieted; disquieting. As a noun, from 1570s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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