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disquieting

[dis-kwahy-i-ting] /dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing anxiety or uneasiness; disturbing:
disquieting news.
Origin of disquieting
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 + quiet2
Related forms
disquietedly, adverb
disquietedness, noun
disquietly, adverb
undisquieted, adjective
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  • The first one had long ago been discarded, and the charge indicators of the other two were approaching zero at a disquieting rate.

  • Losing a million a minute, even in sleep, he thought, was disquieting.

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  • It is disquieting to fulfil a prophecy, however superficially.

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  • However, all disquieting thoughts were forgotten as he reached the summit of the hill and saw his boyhood home.

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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.

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