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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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  • Many frisky horses were on the line traveled, but none of the animals was disquieted by the appearance of the machines.
  • Her indecipherable air fascinated and disquieted all who encountered her.
  • Many school board members are disquieted at the prospect of school based management.
British Dictionary definitions for disquieted

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 disquieted

disquiet

v.

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

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