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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
1520-1530
1520-30; dis-1 + quiet
Related forms
disquietedly, adverb
disquietedness, noun
disquietly, adverb
undisquieted, adjective
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  • But while it still baffles, there is reason for a twinge of disquiet at the state of our defense against novel diseases.
  • Gruesome details about the mechanics of executions also stoke public disquiet.
  • So far the markets have shown only muted signs of disquiet.
  • Emotional disquiet about negative changes in one's environment.
  • But it also found general, and increasing, disquiet about inequality and fat-cattery.
  • Consider, for example, the current disquiet about the stock market.
  • The developments added to the disquiet over handling of information related to the disaster.
  • The mounting disquiet reflects a huge jump in the price of property, particularly luxury flats.
  • Advances in technology have contributed to this disquiet.
  • But the increasing role for public opinion is causing some disquiet too.
British Dictionary definitions for disquiet

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 disquiet
v.

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

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