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unrest

[uhn-rest] /ʌnˈrɛst/
noun
1.
lack of rest; a restless, troubled, or uneasy state; disquiet:
the unrest within himself.
2.
disturbance or turmoil; agitation:
political unrest.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see un-1, rest1
Related forms
unresting, adjective
Synonyms
2. ferment, discord, turbulence.
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British Dictionary definitions for un rest

unrest

/ʌnˈrɛst/
noun
1.
a troubled or rebellious state of discontent
2.
an uneasy or troubled state
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Word Origin and History for un rest

unrest

n.

mid-14c., from un- (2) + rest (n.). Cf. West Frisian onrest, Middle Low German unreste, German unrast, Middle Dutch onruste.

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