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disquietude

[dis-kwahy-i-tood, -tyood] /dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
the state of disquiet; uneasiness.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; dis-1 + quietude
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Examples for disquietude
  • Yet, despite the beauty of the scene, a strange sense of disquietude pervades these photographs.
  • The similarities in result are striking enough to engender a feeling either of helpless disquietude, or defensive disbelief.
  • He complains of severe pains in the head, and general disquietude.
British Dictionary definitions for disquietude

disquietude

/dɪsˈkwaɪɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
a feeling or state of anxiety or uneasiness
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Word Origin and History for disquietude
n.

1709; from disquiet on model of quietude.

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